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Glinting dark as a treasured ruby, this elegant Napa Valley Cab offers an exotic nose of brandied cherries, cassis, Asian spices, sandalwood, cedar and licorice, with a whiff of blackberries, sage and ginger. Its rich flavors of baked plum, cocoa and cassis are neatly wrapped in fine-grained firm tannins that show off a classy, lingering finish.
88 points, Wine Spectator (10/31/10): “Intense and vibrant, with a complex array of dried currant, mineral, sage, cedar, mocha, espresso and dusty oak. Full-bodied, a restrained and refined style that is well-balanced and well-proportioned, complex without being heavy…”
All the usual big red wine suspects go well with this beauty, from prime rib to venison to beef stew.
Drink now or hold it up to 10 years.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.