Classic Cabernet aromas of black currant, blackberry, and plum float up from the glass. Black fruit, plums first, black currant second, lead on the palate. Cloves, espresso, and unsweetened chocolate give depth and layers of flavor. Tannins are firm, acids in balance. This is a classic Napa Cabernet at an pleasantly old-fashioned price. Drink with a nice steak on a weekday and don’t worry about the budget. Recommended. 89 points. DBH

WHO: Louis M. Martini
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHEN: 2015
WHERE: Sonoma County, California
HOW MUCH: $20 (media sample)
POINTS: 89