Napa Valley, CA; 14.5% ABV
$6 (I think) at the Richmond, CA, store on 14 July
This heavy bottle with its elegant front label and a nice story on the back (includes nice tasting notes and says “aged 10 months in 20% new French Oak Barrels”) made this wine look quite promising. However, opening it was a big disappointment. Whatever nice delicate flavors may have been there were completely overshadowed by unpleasant oxidation. This wine is too old or was cooked somewhere along the way.