G.B. Crane Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley, California

2016 G.B. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petite Sirah. Layered aromatics surface one at a time and blend seamlessly into the next – licorice and tobacco, cassis and cacao, black tea and cigar box. Structured and endearing, the entry is evocative with flavors of ripe blueberry pie and a touch of fennel, evoking a convivial nostalgia. Lingering, the finish rides on the mouthwatering tannins, tantamount to semi-sweet baking chocolate.