Aromas of tobacco, baking spices, black cherry and cassis come out on the nose. It is silky and extracted on the palate, leading with flavors of blackberry and black cherry baked in a pie, followed by black currant, tobacco, and mocha. This is round, soft, opulent, layered with rich, elegant fruit and other flavors. Drink with fine filet. Very Highly Recommended. 95 points. DBH

WHO: Sullivan Family Vineyards
WHAT: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
WHEN: 2013
DESIGNATION: Couer de Vigne
WHERE: Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
HOW MUCH: $110 (media sample)
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