Nose of blackberry, cocoa, cinnamon, and even a bit of oil (but that is perhaps because I have BP on the brain). Immediately approachable with soft, not chewy, tannins – beef tenderloin as opposed to beef jerky – and plummy fruit. Silken finish, if a tad short. All in all, a stunning wine for the money.
WHO: Honig Vineyard and Winery
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon (95%), with minute quantities of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc
WHERE: Napa Valley, California
HOW MUCH: $35