Deep burgundy in color, and slightly cloudy. Black currant and plums come up on the nose. On the palate, black currant, plums, and blackberries all shine through. Unsweetened chocolate and cinnamon come out on the mid-palate. This is still a very young wine and will continue to improve for at least five years. Drink with a good filet. Recommended. 89 points. DBH

WHO: Cortello
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHEN: 2013
DESIGNATION: Proprietary Red
WHERE: Napa Valley, California
HOW MUCH: $40 (media sample)

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