WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE: California, Napa Valley, Oakville
HOW MUCH: $70
Connoisseurs Guide: Solidly Cabernet…solid enough in its focus on cassis and ripe cherries to be attractive and hinting at briar, dark chocolate and creamy oak in its aromas, the wine starts with a certain supple roundness before taking on coarser, tannic edges and showing more grip than fruit by the finish. A bit of bottle age will smooth it out.