With neighbors like Opus One and Rubicon, this was bound to be a keeper. Nose of cedar, anise, tobacco, and fresh leather. Flavors of blueberries, cassis, and chocolate with soft, well-integrated tannins. Velvety finish. Nice now, but will be even better by 2013. Cries out for a grilled hanger steak with its rich, beefy flavor. Highly recommended. GT

2006 Rutherford Grove Pestoni Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

With neighbors like Opus One and Rubicon, this was bound to be a keeper. Nose of cedar, anise, tobacco, and fresh leather. Flavors of blueberries, cassis, and chocolate with soft, well-integrated tannins. Velvety finish. Nice now, but will be even better by 2013. (NOTE: This is not the Howell Mountain Cab.) Cries out for a grilled hanger steak with its rich, beefy flavor. Highly recommended. GT

WHO: Rutherford Grove
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE: Napa Valley, California
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $40.00

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