The nose is fabulous, sending aromas of sweet black fruits, mocha, and herbs out of the glass. Blackberry, plums, and boysenberry explode on the palate, carried along by rich mocha, hints of herbs, and velvety tannins. Drink with dry-aged Strip with shallot butter. Very Highly Recommended. 95 points. DBH

WHO: Shafer
WHAT: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
WHEN: 2015
WHERE: Napa Valley, California
HOW MUCH: $60.00 (media sample)

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