The aroma was big too; there was bright dusty cedar, spirited cooking spice, cinnamon and clove, but the fruit notes were black and beautiful.
This fullest of full-bodied red wines showed bright acidity and rolling approachable tannins. Flavors were deep and robust black fruit, with a dominant black currant which was trailed by blackberry, plum, and accentuated by brandy notes (14.9% alcohol).
Finished long on the fading palate, spiciness, eucalyptus, and menthol.
Varietals were 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot.
Is there more to this wine? Yes! The grownups in the wine world will discover a seemingly endless descriptor well when drinking-and-telling about this inky wine from California.
I on the other hand, use this tasting as a learning experience; tasting a wine is the only way to know a wine!