The 2014 Stonum Napa Valley Cabernet is made from grapes grown in the Atlas Peak appellation. The wine hits a rich 16% abv in alcohol, but does not taste boozy. It sells for $60.
This wine is dark purple around the rim and nearly black everywhere else. The nose gives off smoke, blueberries, cassis and a faint graphite note. The palate shows a delicious dark fruit profile, with a savory streak of leather, rosemary and spice running through it. The acidity is lip-smacking and the tannins are firm without taking over. You won't forget it - the finish won't let you. Pair with a steak or roast, of course, but pork or roasted chicken will work as well.
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