The wine itself is a lovely only purple in the glass with great clarity. The nose is a lovely combination of rich leather, ripe plum and forest floor. The taste was quite nice, with some bright fruit up front, blueberries, plum and tart cherry, which transitions to some dusty limestone mid palate. The finish a quite nice with very nicely structured tannins supporting a lovely long, smooth dry finish that seems to fast a minute or more.
Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 8, as it's a lovely Cabernet that tastes like a much more expensive bottle of wine than the $21 I spent on this one. Today I am enjoying this wine with a classic Sunday dinner starting with a lovely Caprese salad with fresh basil, Tuscan herb olive oil and 25-year balsamic, and the main course of shank ham, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, leeks and purple carrots and the Midwest classic green bean casserole! Delicious!