Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Smith, Charles Smith Wines (2013)
This is the wine that made me fall in love with Charles Smith. This Cabernet is tight and focused and really reminds me of an old world wine, quite different from the fruit bombs of California.
This blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot and 1% Malbec has an aromatic floral nose with just the right amount of dark fruit creeping in, on the palate more of the same with hints of cassis and earth. A long and lingering finish has some earth and perfect acidity.