2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedregal Vineyard, Oakville
Bright, dark red. Superripe, slightly floral aromas of raspberry, dark chocolate, tobacco and minerals; as much red as black in its fruit character. Intensely flavored and penetrating, conveying a sexy saline quality to its seriously backward flavors of black cherry, iron and tobacco. Finishes with serious, firm tannins and superb length. This firmly structured, beautifully integrated wine is still on an upslope.