Porthos Selection “Best Barrel Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013

This awe-inspiring Cabernet is built like a skyscraper, with soaring fruit flavors, complexity and ‘Cult’-quality texture that defies the sub-$200 price tag. Ultra-plush tannins beg for filet mignon to deliver an obsession inducing experience tonight. Monumental in its grandeur, this Cabernet launches forth with crushed blueberries and black cherry. On the mid-palate, this ethereal red floats gracefully with dark plums and alluring notes of minerals and hints of vanilla cream (from the new French oak barrels), tobacco, and espresso. Deftly melded, plush tannins deliver a prodigious finish featuring hints of espresso, cassis, and currant guaranteed to tantalize the senses for a full minute now – – after decanting – – and age magnificently for the next 5 – 7 years for anyone patient enough to wait.

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