2011 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Napa Valley

Dark red in color with little fading. Currants, cocoa, tobacco on the nose. Velvety on the palate, black cherries, blackberries, sweet tobacco. Smooth, well-defined tannins, great acidity, brilliant balance. Finishes long, dark fruited changing seamlessly to red fruits at the very end. Brilliant wine. Drink over the next 10 years. "A+"