The 2004 Cariad Proprietary Red Wine is a 637-case blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. It borders on perfection. An extraordinarily complex bouquet of creme de cassis, blackberries, roasted herbs, meat juices, flowers, and subtle oak is followed by a powerful, rich, pure wine with a finish that lasts nearly 60 seconds. The tannin is silky and the wine is seamlessly constructed. It’s difficult to suggest an optimum window of drinkability since it is already showing well, but this extremely young Napa red should evolve for 15-20 years.