2016 Futo Proprietary Red Estate
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (77%); Cabernet Franc (18%); Petit Verdot (3%); Merlot (2%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 98+ (RP); 97+ (JD); 98 (JS)
" Deep garnet-purple colored, it slowly unfurls to offer wonderfully savory notions of smoked meats, sautéed herbs, tapenade and truffles over a core of warm cassis, blackberry pie and kirsch plus suggestions of tilled soil, fallen leaves and espresso. Medium to full-bodied and built like a brick house, the lithe, muscular fruit is tightly intertwined with loads of mineral and savory nuances plus a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and incredibly layered."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 12/18