It has a deep dark purple color and looks beautiful in the glass. On the nose you will get big dark fruit aromas and an herbal scent. It has a nice feel in the mouth and you can really taste the black cherry and cassis fruits and the oak from the French oak barrels. It has a slight acidity on the finish but there is not a bite. Actually after the first taste the wine really opened up and the finish really smoothes out, that must be the 7% merlot. This wine became very enjoyable and it went perfectly with our grilled steaks. It retails for around $20 in stores and probably around $55 in restaurants. This cab can be drank now and you won’t be disappointed, but it would only get better with some aging. I think this would be perfect with about another 5-7 years in the bottle.
This wine also has an interesting label and I found this on their website that explains the label: “Our label was designed to tell the story of how you can make an educated guess in winemaking, not to give you nightmares about your high school chemistry class. It shows you actual winemaking formulas that are either induced or naturally occur during a specific winemaking process.”