Creamy spicy decadence, a nearly impenetrable ruddy red with a touch of sediment. Tertiary *just barely* starting its soulful polish of the structure, shockingly un-slutty for the brand, oak at a minimum–all the rich fruit shining in-hindered.
Magical mint finesses blackberry and stewed cherry filling, but no sweetness to be found. And the real magic of these wines becomes ridiculously apparent in the finish. Gratingly dry, tannins velvety cat-tongues of love and lavishness surprising you with their ability to carry the fruit so well with neither obscuring each other.
2009 PROVENANCE Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Oakville Napa Valley 14.9