From Don Sebastiani & Sons, a dramatically ripe, concentrated Cabernet, with fine, firm tannins framing blackberry, blueberry and cassis flavors. Really easy to drink now, and the price is quite good for the quality.
Holds its own in a tasting of Napa Cabs that cost, three, four, even five times as much. Made with a drop of Petite Sirah, it’s dry, firmly tannic and complex, with black currant, beef jerky, miso, pepper spice and smoky oak flavors. Best now and for a couple years.
From its inky black color, you can tell that this is a big wine, and one sip confirms that impression. This is dry, full bodied and tannic, with explosive blackberry and raisin flavors as well as an edge of crisped beef. It’s a little rustic, and the sweet fruit suggests pairing it with barbecue and roasted meat.
A good and flavorful Cab, with intricate layers of blackberries, currants, anise and cedar, and entirely dry. The drawback is sharpness in the form of green, acidic tannins. Won’t age, so drink up.