Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ML
The vintage includes 10% each Merlot and Cabernet Franc for a wine that's remarkably complex for its modest price point. The color of Royal velvet, it gives aromas of saddle leather, smoke and black currants. There's plenty of upfront dark cherry fruit on the attack, opening up on the palate to reveal layers of black plum dusted with vanilla beans and cocoa powder. Firm tannins frame the wine, but don't overpower it, and it lingers sweetly on the finish.