W.H. Smith Wines-Purple Label-Cabernet Sauvignon-Howell Mountain-Napa Valley-California-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$39.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A full bodied Cab, with blackberry, currant, chocolate, with a long spiced finish. Still has lots of life left, just missing something to be great, decant. WS-88 WE-95 CR-91 Good with steak, chicken, pasta. One Cork Bonus.
Columbia Crest Winery-H3-Les Chevaux-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$11.87-A nose of dark fruit and tobacco, dark black in color. A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with cassis, black and blueberries, some chocolate, thick mouth feel, a solid value. WS-88 CR-87 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.