Seventh Mansion Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2013

This spectacular new effort reminds us why we fell in love with Napa Cabernet overall and specific past favorites such as Ovid Experiment, Chateau Boswell, and Levy McCllellan. Smooth and silky from the the start, this winner simply tastes ‘fancy’ {not a technical term of course but you get the point!} with a galaxy of immaculately balanced notes of dark plumb, blackberries, espresso, cocoa and grainy tannins. The provocative fruit intertwined with the plus tannins deliver a divinely satisfying experience now (decanting recommended prior to 2020) and portends enlightened enjoyment over the next decade.