Ste. Chapelle describes this wine as tasting of "ripe plum and sweet tobacco" but I felt that this wine was much different than that. The nose on this wine carried fruit notes like plumb and blackberry, but they were quickly lost to smoke, oak, and the tannins once the wine hit my tongue. This wine was strong and felt like it didn't hit the mid-palate at all. Also, after tasting, I felt like Ste. Chapelle's description of "medium-plus tannins" on this wine was too conservative. Expect your mouth to be taken over by a taste of wood. I commented to the friends I was sharing the bottle with that the finish tasted like I was chewing on a green sapling. I took this as a sign that this wine needs to age.
This wine is more complex and less approachable than I thought it would be, but still represents a good offering from one of the most well-known wineries in the Snake River Valley appellation. I don't think you'd be disappointed to order and drink a glass of this wine at a restaurant, but if you are at the winery, take home the Ste. Chapelle Panoramic Petit Verdot instead.
Bottle image courtesy of Ste. Chapelle at https://stechapelle.orderport.net/product-details/1168/2018-Panoramic-Cabernet-Sauvignon.