(100% cabernet sauvignon) Good bright medium ruby. Slightly roasted aromas of currant, hot rocks, smoked meat, tobacco, menthol and sexy oak. Sweet and smooth, with lush flavors of black plum, mocha and chocolate nicely framed by adequate acidity. The broad, fine, dusty tannins hit the palate late and build.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91
A ripe, rich, complex style, with vivid currant and blackberry fruit that strays into some funky, earthy territory. Yet this rallies, with a finish that shows off its pepper and wild berry fruit.
Drink Dates: 2009-2014
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
This small operation, run by Stanley and Helen Cheng with the assistance of well-known wine consultant, Mark Herold, produces 300+ cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 19-20 months in new oak. Tasted just prior to bottling, the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as elegant, stylish notes of espresso roast, black currants, and toasty oak in a medium-bodied, soft, attractive format.