Girard, Artistry, Napa Valley, California, 2012

Bordeaux-like, offering a mix of density and restraint, this features a core of chewy blackberry, mineral, cedar, cigar box, licorice adn roasted coffee notes.  Ends with taut, gripping tannins and good length. Cabernet Sauvignon,  Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot.   $74