Out of the bottle, this was a somewhat tasteless cab, but giving it 10+ minutes to sit in the glass improved it dramatically. Flavor notes include blackberry and smoke. Label says “aged in oak barrels” and it shows. Not as good as I expected, however, as the overall flavor profile was tepid. Paired OK with beef lentil dish but barely rose above it. Good, but I expected more. Grapes are Merlot and Cab Sauv.