Freemark Abbey, 2003 Sycamore Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $55.
**** Aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, cedar and chocolate. Great integration. Nice mouth-feel. Long finish.
Flora Springs? Trilogy, 2005 Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend, $65.
**** A briary blend with good structure and firm tannins. Ripe, yet balanced. Notes of black cherry, black currant, cedar and a hint of mint.
Swanson, 2005 Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon, $75.
**** A showy cab with nice density and focus. Jammy, with notes of toasty oak, caramel, pepper and espresso.