86Black cherry, tobacco leaf, and cocoa waft up from the glass. Blackberry and black raspberry lead on the palate. Cocoa, black cherry, and tobacco leaf show on the mid-palate, and the raspberry and leaf linger on the finish. Tannins are powdery. Acids give a tart zing. Drink with pot roast. Recommended. 86.

WHO: Aquinas
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE: California, Napa Valley
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $27

 

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