Its deep purple color is your first introduction to this wines depth. Aromas of black cherry and plum are interwoven with cigar box and a touch of smoke. Hints of sweet oak and spice serve to accentuate the more assertive elements. Lush purple fruits really come into play at the first sip. rich mouth-coating tannins offer up to cocoa and lingering sweetness on the pallet. A well structured, balanced wine that is worthy of aging but will serve you well right now. A fabulous example of Alexander Valley Cabernet, begging to be paired rare steak cooked over open flame.