Since the 2003 harvest occured at the end of October, this growing season yielded a uniform harvest. The extended time on the vine produced rich plum and blackberry notes. Aging for 18 months in small French oak barrels added lush vanilla and toast components. Herzog Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon pairs exceptionally well with grilled lamb, roasted duck and rich stews. To retain its outstanding character only light filtration occurred and therefore sediment may appear as it ages.