2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
TASTING NOTES: A rich and compelling nose of blackberry, blueberries, sandalwood, and dried herbs is augmented by layers of plum and cherry, cocoa, and graphite. Bold and full-bodied, this wine is structured firmly around a solid core of rich fruit, licorice, and herbs. Supple, ripe tannins provide ample backbone. The mouth-feel is plush and unctuous while retaining stability and finesse. The finish is extended, with lingering flavors of caramel, sweet oak, and chocolate. Decant to open up the complexity; best now through 2030.
FOOD PAIRING: A quintessential Cabernet, this bold and structured wine is an effortless match with well-marbled beef and long-braised stews and sauces. Dishes with fresh herbs will marry nicely with the earthy notes, while the bold fruit will complement hard cheeses like Parmesan or Asiago.