Felt like something fruitier and dark and this fit the bill nicely. Popped and Poured. Nose is soaring out of the glass with chocolate, cassis liqueur, ripe plum, sandalwood and a hint of vanilla bean and pain grille. Color is a dark garnet red. The flavors are that of black currants, tobacco, leather, and dried herbs. Texture is smooth and velvety and finish long. Tannins seemed a touch bitter, but not to the extent that it gets distracting. Very solid wine and a real pleasure to drink. Certainly one of the best QPR Cabs from California considering the consistently high quality.