Definitely came into its own, beautifully balanced California cabernet without the flabbiness, lots of herbs - thyme, rosemary, oregano, and cherry and currant flavors typical of the region and profile. The perfect wine for prime rib and with a half bottle this had aged to the right spot. Nose just went on and on. Big fan of Cain!
Author VinoDepartureSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 08/15/2011
initially somewhat harsh with aggressive petrol aromas masking any fruit aromas on the nose, but after being open 15-20 minutes calmed down to reveal some earthy leather, tobacco, and cassis... that being said, the first sip was all silk... carressing texture and mouthfeel, with complex hints of brown sugar & buttermilk leading to subtle baked raspberry pie and back again all with a certain earthy component, dusty tannins, finishing with scents of dill mixing with the fruit from the palate... great balance of structure and flavor
Author WineRyan Site / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 04/18/2009
Young, Mtn fruit. Beautiful color (deep ruby red). Wonderful nose of rich red fruit, leafy component (eucalyptus). Really nice on palate, round. Rolls on tongue nicely and short finish but nice fruit. $125