$65, 5 stars, 92 points, Cabernet franc, merlot, Napa, napa cab, rutherford
My friends Arty and Keef opened this bottle for a pre-Thanksgiving drink. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon this Napa jewel has Merlot and Cab Franc blended in as well. Deep ruby in the glass the nose gives me currants, black cherry, charcoal, plums, black currants- a pretty complex set of red and black fruit aromas. Super smooth on the palate with lithe tannins and easygoing acidity that makes for a great mouthfeel. Red and black fruit flavors, charred oak notes, chocolate powder and a medium finish with super fine-grained tannins. Yummy stuff to drink till 2027. 92 points for this $65 wine makes it a 5 star treat. It needs a Filet or some other lower fat cut of meat. Salut….