Far Niente Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Franc-Merlot- Estate-Oakville-Napa Valley-California-2004-14.5% Alcohol-$100.00-A vibrant nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Cab blend, with currants, black cherry, licorice and vanilla spice on long elegant finish. A very good wine, decant for best results, was one of some great B-Day wines. RP-93+ WS-89 WE-92 CR-93 Good with steak, chicken, pasta. Two Corks Bonus.
Bodegas Norton S.A.-Malbec-Reserva-Mendoza-Argentina-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$12.09-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied Malbec, with black cherry, plum, blackberry, finishes with smoke and spice, very consistent, a good value. RP-88 WS-92 (WS #36 Top 100 2013) WE-88 CR-89 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.