Napa Valley is a Cabernet powerhouse and this wine is a great example of that prowess. Tannins are produced in the skin of the grapes and the climate of this area of the Golden State has a propensity to grow grapes with thicker skins thus producing the big, bold California style that is loved the world over. This wine typifies that character with its full body and intense flavors of blackberry, cherry and black currant. It is well balanced with just enough acidity to round out the tannins and allow the fruit flavors to shine through in the finish. Enjoy this wine by itself or it will really stand out with a hard cheese and smoked meat platter.