Buccella Napa Valley 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, $109.99-$129.99, 92 points, appeared black all the way to the purple rim with its silver lining.
Overwhelming black currant wafted out of the glass and continued to dominate not only the nose, but the flavor of this very full bodied wine with its velvety texture (Inky), fair acidity, and rather mellowed tannin. This of course did not conclude the aroma, but coffee, blackberry, and cedar notes added depth and extended into the flavor profile too.
Finished long on a trailing palate, licorice, cayenne spice, and some heat from the 15.1% alcohol.
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