Color is a deep ruby, bordering on red-black. The nose is rich with blackberry, black currant, and cigar box. Black currant and blackberry lead on the palate, with floral undertones and structured tannins. Tobacco appears on the mid-palate. Fruit takes the lead in this restrained, refined wine. Drink with rack of lamb. Highly Recommended. 90 points. DBH

WHO: Notre Vin
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHEN: 2010
WHERE:Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
HOW MUCH: $120 (media sample)
POINTS: 90