Round Pond Napa Valley Rutherford 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, $44.99-$59.99, 92+ points, poured core black trending nearly blood red at the leggy glass wall and clear wine ring.
Swelling aromas of cedar, black currant, pine tar, and sweet red cherry were very good.
The full body was early palate smooth transitioning slightly rough late palate with still vibrant, supportive, and accelerating tannin. Good acidity and complex flavors reflective of the aromas with what might be called "dusty" blackberry notes and hints of violets were excellent.
Finished long with some heat (14.5% alcohol), just a touch of bell pepper, as well as spicy black and white pepper.
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