From the eponymous winery of Thomas Rivers Brown.  They make some stunning Cabs and this one is always one of my favorites.  The 2017 version is no exception.  The only real question is just how good it will get.  Inky purple in color.  The nose has cassis, blueberries, slight floral notes, sandalwood and a roasted wood quality.  This is one wine where the descriptor of sexy will work.  The palate is tight but in the glass opens with cassis, slight blueberries over a a nice hard, dry earthiness with gravel and graphite.  Some sandalwood on the finish.  Medium to full tannins.  This should continue to improve for the next seven to ten years, but it is drinking deliciously now as well.  This works on its own or will go well with roasts and heavier meat or fowl dishes.  

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
97
Vintage: 
2017
Current Price: 
$110.00USD

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