Densely colored, the 2017 SCM Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep, rich purple- almost to the point of being black. Masculine and elegant, initial aromas include meaty black olive, flinty granite, tomato leaf, notes of plum and slightly under ripe blackberry, as well as aged leather. Well-integrated and subtle oak presents as dusty cocoa powder on the palate, combined with plum skin and black cherry. The refined tannins are mouth-coating but not overpowering, resulting in a well-balanced, lingering finish. Paired with a pot roast, beef stew, or even a pizza with rich tomato sauce, this wine will offer an additional element of elegance to any meal.