The grapes in this wine come from the red-dirt benchlands about 500 yeards east of the winery. The wine has an easy-going character typical of Dry Creek reds, while still showing classic Cabernet intensity. The aromatics are restrained at first, but open with time to black fruit and juniper berry. Flavors are in the dark fruit spectrum, with woodsy balsamic notes. The strong, persistent finish bodes well for bottle aging. Winning food pairings for this wine lean towards grilled red meats and braised greens.