This wine has a very slightly funky nose. What does that mean? It generally means that a wine’s aromas are less-immediately reminiscent of fruits and more, as this wine, like cedar wood and tobacco. Many wines that start out with a ‘funky nose’ quickly benefit from some exposure to air/oxygen before the floral and fruity aromas emerge. That’s one reason to swirl a glass of red wine in the glass.
The 2018 Cab has a very warm and smooth mouth-feel, with noticeably soft tannins. It’s a food wine, with medium color. Specific flavor components include plum (‘yellow plum’) and cherry (‘cherry pie’); also cranberry, ‘tart cherry’ and a hint of eucalyptus. This is a perfect food wine.