JARVIS CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 2006

DESCRIPTION: This reserve tastes oakier and stronger than Jarviss regular 2006 Cabernet. With near-perfect balance, this is awesome. Flavors of blackberries and black currants are complexed with minerals and herbs and indefinable things from the soil. Its hard in tannins and rich in spicy, smoky new oak. Hold until at least 2014, and it should continue to age well beyond that. S.H. (7/1/2012).July/2012

POINTS: 96-WE, 98-WS