2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Inky ruby. Aromas of cherry and black tea, plus a spicy hint of chocolate. Tactile and densely packed but with surprising vivacity to its powerful cherry and blackcurrant flavors. Shows a rather brooding character at first, but aeration brings out more pliancy and a sweetness that carries through the long, spice-accented finish.