The nose is full and sweet, with blackberries, boysenberry, and a drop of caramel. The palate is filled with a melange of dark fruit, from deep mulberry to crisp blackberries. A hint of smoke peeks out on the palate, blossoming into a bite of espresso and unsweetened chocolate on the mid-palate. Tannins are dusty and mouth-filling. Acids are bright enough to hold up to the fruit and tannins. This should do very well in the cellar for ten years or more. The finish lingers. Drink with local lamb chops. Highly Recommended. DH

WHO: St. Supery
WHAT: Bordeaux bend (66% cabernet sauvignon, 6% malbec, 4% petit verdot, 2% cabernet franc)
WHERE: Napa Valley, California
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $65 (media sample)

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