2014 Fr. Mathew Cabernet, Yountville, Napa Valley
This wine pours ruby red with a garnet rim. Intense aromas of chocolate, spring violets, fresh strawberry, and rhubarb pie waft from the glass. The palate opens with a silky texture that's accompanied by ripe plum, espresso, and cherry flavors that trail into a persistent finish of strawberry, vanilla, and cedar. The flavors are framed by bright acidity and gentle tannins. The 2014 Father Mathew Cabernet is ready to be enjoyed now, and can also be cellared for an additional 5 to 10 years.