This is the basic Cabernet and for a wine made by Thomas Rivers Brown, this is one of the better values out there. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great with cassis, cigar box, spice and slight vanilla. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, this is still primary. Cassis with some char. Deep. Delicious. Long finish. This is drinking nicely but will get better with some time in the cellar. Drink over the next fifteen to twenty years. Best on its own at this point, but with age it will be nice at the dinner table.