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Ross Andrew Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $30

This reserve approach by Ross Andrew Mickel features two of Red Mountain’s most important sites — historic Ciel du Cheval and emerging star Quintessence. By Sept. 27, all the components were harvested, including the Merlot (10%) and Petit Verdot (10%). The 25 months in French oak make for aromas of toasted cherry wood, coffee and lavender with dark plum and light raspberry. Textures of chocolate and cherry make for a beautiful entry as the Red Mountain tannins have begun to resolve themselves. Pomegranate acidity, a touch of pencil shavings and crème de cassis begin to describe the finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 354 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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