Eighty Four Malbec

The nose is huge, filled with dried blueberries and herbs. The palate is even bigger, with fresh and dried black cherries, blueberries, espresso, unsweetened chocolate, and cloves. Tannins are powerful and smooth, mouth feel big and meaty. Drink with well-marbled ribeye to tame the big tannins and let the fruit flow. Very Highly Recommended. 95 points. DBH

WHO: Eighty Four
WHAT: Malbec
WHEN: 2013
WHERE: Napa Valley, California
HOW MUCH: $45 (media sample)