Close to 3,900 growing degree days accumulated due to an excessively warm year. As a result, our 2015 Claar Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested in early September. This cabernet Sauvignon has a dark, eggplant like color. The first smell contains aromas of dark spices. Cloves, licorice and vanilla dominate the spice portion of the bouquet while dark aggregated fruit aromas of blackberry and mountain huckleberry intensify from the heart. The tannins are gritty and chewy swirling within a rich and voluminous palate. After the first sip, the tannins subside, and the fullness of flavor is revealed.