This Bordeaux-style blend leads with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very dark in color and potent in flavor, the wine has grand proportions but is finely polished, leaving no rough edges. It starts with light wood smoke and cedar aromas, and proceeds to mouthfilling black-cherry and dark-chocolate flavors on a creamy but moderately tannic texture. The tannins are well integrated, the flavors are deep and persistent. Best after 2022.
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Jim Gordon has been covering the wine industry as an editor and reporter for more than 30 years. In 2006 he became editor of Wines & Vines
, the media company for North American winemakers and grape growers. He directs the editorial content of Wines & Vines
in the monthly print magazine, digital and social media. Gordon is also a contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast
magazine and past director of the annual Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley. He was editor in chief for two books by publisher Dorling Kindersley of London: Opus Vino
, and 1000 Great Everyday Wines
. Gordon was managing editor of Wine Spectator
for 12 years, and editor in chief of Wine Country Living
magazine for four, during which time he helped create Wine Country Living TV for NBC station KNTV in San Jose. He lives in Napa, California. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.