Moniz Family "Cuvee Alexandra" Lake County 2014
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot. Rod Moniz is an "artisan wine negociant," purchasing barrels of wine from world-class wineries and offering them for great prices. This is a mouthful. Dark berry/cherry compote, spiced chocolate, vanilla bean, dried herbs de Provence, all framed by sweet toasty oak. Firm tannins and big fruit play well together.