Deep color, spicy nose with a dark profile of blackberry and black current and tons of spices from the French oak, the wine also shows tobacco notes, roasted coffee beans and Christmas spices. The palate is dense, concentrated, and powerful with a solid core of tannins front to back, creating a lot of tension in the wine. The dark fruit profile, layers of spices and hint of sweetness round out the palate and create this full-bodied, complex wine. The unique minerality profile and acidity lifts the wine and creates a long finish. 100% Cabernet from the hillside vineyards created this powerful wine that will need another year or two to relax in the bottle before showing everything it has to offer, and will also age for the next two to three decades.