The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from younger vineyard plantings now reaching maturity and is aged for 22 months in 80% new French oak. It has a very ripe, opulent bouquet with blackberry, cassis and dark plum all cloaked in slightly excessive vanillary new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a velvety smooth entry with notes of dark berries and a touch of espresso. It needs a little more varietal character as it speaks more about the winemaking than the place, but it is certainly well crafted. Drink now-2017.