Dark, brick red in color. Aromas of cassis and violet followed by blackberry and hints of laurel and crushed lavender. This wine is typical of our Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon with the herbal flavors evolving into fruit flavors of apple and red plum on the palate with notes of spice and clove. Very finely textured tannins help to create structure and to lend balance, while not overshadowing the deliciously long, lingering finish which abounds with black fruits especially plum and notes of and minerality, caramelized apple and candied plum. This wine is captivating in its youth, but certainly has the structure and fortitude to continue to evolve beautifully with additional years of bottle aging.