Region: Napa Valley
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery: Volker Eisele Family Estate
This is a big, age-worthy 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasted now, it’s dryly tannic, with the black currant and crème de cassis flavors buried under a cloak of astringency. New oak, which comprises 80% of the barrels, adds even greater tannins. Give this wine at least six years, and it should continue to blossom in a good cellar for another decade.