According to Wine Spectator - "Tight and well-built, with a layered core of dark berry, subtle mocha, loamy earth and cedar. This version is easy-drinking and well-priced. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2021."
According to Wine Enthusiast - Soft, sweet and smooth, a nice Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine to drink now. The palate is stellar, offering waves of cherries, raspberries, mocha, licorice and buttered cinnamon toast."
Tasting Notes - "Our newest Maximus release - and with more Cabernet than ever before. The blend for the 2009 vintage is 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Syrah, 5% Malbec, 4% Merlot, & 4% Petit Verdot. The wine opens with bright aromas of dark cherry, blueberry and cassis. On the palate, the wine displays flavors of rich blackberry, bing cherry and mocha. With elegant, velvety tannins, the wine has a long fruit driven finish and enough tannin structure to age elegantly." 14.5% ABV.