2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Glass staining purple. Smoke-and-spice-accented aromas and flavors of dark berries and cola, with a hint of tobacco that gains strength with air. Shows very good energy and lift, with tangy acidity adding cut. Finegrained tannins shape the long, smooth, appealingly sweet finish. I suspect that this wine will drink very nicely in its youth.