Blind tasted this wine this afternoon with the tilth group. I couldn’t get an accurate blend anywhere. Dark ruby color with slight rim variation. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, plums, black cherries, fig, pepper, meat, bacon, spice, serious oak, and no detectable earth behind the fruit and oak. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, big black cherry fruit, medium+ tannin, medium acidity, medium body, with a long spicy finish. I called this a New World Cabernet, close, but probably not close enough to pass. Guess I’ll have to train more.