92Plums and black cherries show on the nose. Black fruit is dominant on the palate, loads of plum, with black cherry as a backup singer. Chocolate, lots of chocolate, is cut lightly with coffee. Tannins are very finely dusty. Red fruit accents from mid-palate to finish show off acids enough to balance tannins and offer half a dozen years of cellar improvement. Drink with flatiron steak. Highly Recommended. 92 points.

WHO: Rodney Strong
WHAT: Red Bordeaux Blend
WHERE:  California, Alexander Valley
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $60