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94 • Macauley 2005 Beckstoffer To Kalon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley $125.
Dull ruby black color with a red brick rim. Aromas of dried currant, nut brittle, dill pickle and black olive with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a well meshed chocolate, blackberry, and mineral accented finish. A graceful, mellow, well-aged red that will shine at the table with veal chops and elk steaks. (tasted on Jun-14-2012)
93 • Toolbox 2008 Reserve, "Thirst" J.T. Snow, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $48.
Interesting aromas of Black Forest Cake, incense, marinated meat and garlic pickle with a vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a tangy, spiced cherry and berry, toffee and citrus marmalade accented finish. A deliciously racy wine for sipping or the table. (tasted on Jun-14-2012)
93 • Macauley 2006 Beckstoffer To Kalon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley $125.
Garnet black with a red brick rim. Aromas and flavors of cassis jam, menthol tobacco, chocolate graham cracker and eucalyptus with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a lively, chewy, baked apple, nut and dusty earth accented finish. (tasted on Jun-14-2012)
92 • Macauley 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $72. Cellar Selection.
Garnet color. Aromas of mocha, chocolate mousses and cassis pie with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a lively red and black berry medley on the finish with a hint of licorice, cedar and wrapped nicely with dusty, tannins. A great choice for prime rib. (tasted on Jun-14-2012)
89 • PB Hein 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $38.
Brownish red brick color. Aromas of pickled okra, olive tapenade, dried cherries and roasted green peppers with a silky, dryish medium body and a tangy blackberry, mocha cream, and apple accented finish with powdery tannins. A savory table wine. (tasted on Jun-14-2012)
87 • Concannon 2010 Selected Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast $10. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream, raspberry-rhubarb sauce and a burst of cedar with a silky fruity medium body and a pencil shaving, apple sauce and cherry accented finish. A tasty everyday burger wine. (tasted on Jun-14-2012)