Chappellet 2014 Mountain Cuvée Proprietor's Blend Red Wine, $25.49-$32.99, 91 points, poured core black quickly grading to purple/red toward the clear wine ring.
Aromatic with a touch of cinnamon, an earthy red raspberry, hints of black pepper, soft lavender, and damson plum.
Near full-bodied with good acidity, a grainy underlayment of fine tannin, balanced complex flavor profile of red and black fruits, subtle cooking spices, and a bit of oak culminating in a very long finish of plum accented by an easy spiciness, and a potent, though not overwhelming 14.9% alcohol which demanded a gestalt perspective, because it really didn't pair as well as I'd hoped with my hot chili.
This Bordeaux-styled Red Wine consisted of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc.
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