2014 "Select Barrel Reserve" Cabernet Sauvignon (Magnum)
Starts off light in body with moderate intensity on the nose. Aromas not only of fruit, but of fruit liqueur. Creme de cassis and black cherry liqueur, alcohol-infused maraschino cherries, followed closely by black cherry and ripe black plum pulled straight from the tree. A bouquet of cigar spice, tobacco leaves and leather, all building up to a rich impression of oak on the palate. Flavors of caramel bacon, maple, and brown sugar elegantly take over for a lasting finish. In time, the oak will mellow and the fruit will brighten, and once the tannin—while rough now—begins to soften, this will prove to be a wine of purity and elegance.