2013 Napa Valley Michaels Cuvée
Dark, ripe, and concentrated aromas burst out of the glass. Give it a couple swirls to release the blackberry, plum, cedar, and dark chocolate notes. The first sip offers ripe black fruit flavors, wrapped in toasty oak and sweet herbs. This wine finishes with a complex harmonizing of late summer fruit, vanilla, mocha, and pristinely integrated tannins. It’s approachable now, but give this some time in the cellar and you’ll be rewarded for your patience.