Caldwell Vineyard-Rocket Science-Proprietary Red-Syrah-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Tannat-Carmenère-Napa Valley-California-2006-14.9% Alcohol-$37.50-A nose of dark fruit, dark amber in color. A full bodied Bordeaux blend, blackberry, black cherries, spice and some vanilla, at or past its peak, but still good stuff. Great bottle design. WS-88 CR-90 Good with steak, chicken, pasta. One Cork Bonus.
Achaval Ferrer-Quimera-Malbec-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Vino Tinto-Mendoza-Argentina-2008-14.0% Alcohol-$22.99-A nose of some fruit and spice, a tight nose, dark blackish in color. A full bodied red blend, with currants, plums, cherry, licorice and spice, still find it rough even after decanting, lots of sediment. RP-93 WE-90 WE-88 CR-86 Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.