2010 Claret, Napa Valley
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(made from 90% cabernet sauvignon, 8% syrah and 2% petit verdot; the fruit was sourced from nine different vineyards): Opaque ruby. Youthful and very primary right now (it was bottled just a few weeks before my visit), offering intense aromas and flavors of dark berries and cherry pit. Refreshingly bitter and well-focused, finishing with strong cut and very good persistence.