A Napa Cabernet at $12.00? Yeah, I know, you’re skeptical. I let this one breathe a bit in the glass, and then started swirling… nice nose on this! Spicy dark fruit… the fruit in this smells ripe. Yummy – so aromatic! On the mouthfeel I get lots of that spice and vanilla. And toasty oak on the finish. This wine was great paired with Truffle Gateau (www.truffleg.com) Dark Chocolate Almond, and it would also be awesome with cheese. It would also be fine to drink on its own, which is surprising because most of the time the tannins in Cabernet make it a bit harsh to drink on its own. I think the fruit and sweet vanilla toastyness in this wine make it more approachable than the typical Cab.