Cabernet Sauvignon

Neyers, Neyers Ranch, Conn Valley, California, 2007

Firm mineral, cedar and dusty earth notes frame the ripe currant, plum and blackberry scents. Full-bodied, intense and concentrated, gaining depth and nuance on the long, potent finish.  $105

Hewitt, Rutherford-Napa Valley, California, 2008

Firm mineral, cedar and dusty earth notes frame the ripe currant, plum and blackberry scents. Full-bodied, intense and concentrated, gaining depth and nuance on the long, potent finish.  $130

Rodney Strong, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California 2012

Smooth and fresh with a nice layer of spice, plum, vanilla and sweet oak.  Juicy,  long and balanced.  $44

Hall, Napa Valley, California, 2010

A nose rich in cassis and black fruit aromas upfront, with chocolate-y accents. The palate shows excellent concentration framed by silken tannins for an impression that is plush and all-encompassing.  It fills the mouth with layers of dark fruit and nutty, toasty flavors.  $82

Seven Falls, Wahluke Slope, Washington, 2011

Supple, silky and generous, with refreshing blackberry and plum fruit, lingering easily on the polished, dark chocolate-tinged finish.   $36

Honig, Napa Valley, California, 2012

Blackberry, cherry and plum fruit flavors are accented by vanilla, allspice and cocoa. The richly textured mid-palate is balanced by medium tannins and a lengthy finish.  $64

Caymus, 40th Anniversary, Napa, Valley, California, 2012

Lavishly oaked, with creamy mocha, vanilla, cedar and anise notes at the edge of a rich core of dark berry, plum and black licorice flavors. Tight, focused and persistent, showing a seductive character. $122

Sycamore Lane, California, 2012

Currant and jammy notes fill this wine which has mild tannins and a subtle velvet finish. $6.5/glass $26/bottle