Dense dark fruit aromas of dark plum, ripe blackberry and cherry become more complex, elegant and savory, with olive, cassis and leather that intensify the nose. Sweet vanillin and mocha oak characters underpin the wine. The strong, fruit driven palate is supported by cedar and vanillin oak characters and fine silky tannins. These add to the wine's complexity and ensure lingering, ripe fruit flavors on the finish. Winery
The Irony Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with wonderfully fresh aromas of blackberry jam, plum and red licorice followed by delicate rose petal notes. This full-bodied wine, with firm tannins and acidity, delivers blackberry and ripe plum flavors coupled with hints of dried sage and sweet vanilla.
An 80-20 blend, this medium-bodied, supple wine is made for mass appeal. The creamy texture and chocolaty overtones are almost guaranteed to please, with enough dried cherry and cassis fruit to stand up to charred steaks. The barest hint of dried herbs adds a welcome touch of complexity. Drink now-2010
88 Points Wine Enthusiast