The nose shows rich aromas of black fruit and spices. Boysenberry and elderberry lead on the palate, backed by graphite and milk chocolate. Fine-grained tannins and black fruit are bigger than acids, giving an opulent mouth feel. Drink with a well-seared T-bone. Highly Recommended. 93 points. DBH

WHO: Murrieta’s Well
WHAT: Cabernet Franc
WHEN: 2014
DESIGNATION: Small Lot
WHERE: Livermore Valley, California
HOW MUCH: $58 (media sample)
POINTS: 93