The color is dark purple, almost opaque at the center. Black and red fruits mix on the nose with baking spices and hints of vanilla. Blackberry leads on the palate, backed by black cherry. Baking spices, vanilla, and licorice come through on the mid-palate. Tannins are chewy. This is a big, fruity, complex young wine that will put all the pieces together with some time in the cellar. Drink with patience, and a nice steak. Highly Recommended. 92 points. DBH

WHO: VGS Chateau Potelle
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHEN: 2013
DESIGNATION: Wildcat Mountain Vineyard
WHERE: Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, California
HOW MUCH:$110.00 (media sample)
POINTS: 92