The color is not quite opaque, becoming a dusty garnet in the center. The nose is a real treat, redolent with vanilla, black currant and sweet blueberry pie. Dark fruits, mulberry, elderberry, and blueberry, blend with coconut cream in flaky pastry. More serious herbal touches show on the mid-palate, hints of tobacco leaf and tarragon. This throws multiple layers of flavors at the drinker, each one intriguing and delightful. Drink with a nice filet. Highly Recommended. 91 points. DBH

WHO: Martin Ray
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE: Napa Valley, CA
HOW MUCH: $50 (media sample)

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