I've really enjoyed Cakebread and Anderson's Conn Reserve Caberet Sauvignon from 2007 and this wine is absolutely in that class, and maybe the best of in class, as it's probably the most balanced. Strong element of CA fruit with a delicious blend of red fruit and licorice. Mild to medium acidity, and some earth showing as well. If this wine lacks anything, it's on the back end. For CA cabernet, this is a value superstar.