Aromas of cocoa and blackberries absolutely leap out of the glass. Black cherries and chocolate, then blackberries and hints of tobacco, make a rich palate. Tannins are a bit dusty and the finish drops just a bit too quickly. Drink with flank steak. Recommended. 88 points. DBH

WHO: Viluko Vineyards
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHEN: 2013
WHERE: Sonoma County, California
HOW MUCH: $50 (media sample)

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