Apriori Proprietary Red Blend 2015
Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Rutherford and St. Helena, aged for two years in 25% new French oak. There’s a lot going on here: a perfumed nose with lots of ripe fruit aromas of blackcurrants, berries, cherries, and plums, together with pronounced oak aromas of vanilla beans, cloves, nutmeg, chocolate, and coffee. Very smooth on the palate, with vibrant acidity and velvety tannins. A go-to wine.