Some friends of ours gave us a nice bottle of wine for Xmas this year. It's a Trinchero 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. Here are the notes (mind you that I am no expert in tasting, just drinking):
Color: Deep, ruby red. You can't see through it.
Nose: Spicy, toasted oak (which is weird since this was kept in a barrel that was 92% French Oak which is supposed to be mellower than American or Hungarian), and a slight peppery note that probably comes from the Hungarian percentage of the barrel, cassis.
Palate: I tasted a herbaceous quality that Kristen didn't so that was strange. Peppery, smooth tannins and a long finish, blackberry and cherry.
Overall a nice wine by itself or paired with food.