A lovely bottle of wine. Napa is known for its Cabernet Savignon. This Freemark Abbey produced Cab Sav is a lush voluptuous full bodied wine. The color of George Washington’s inkwell before he dipped his quill into it upon signing the Declaration of Independence. The tightly wound  dark fruit notes of Catalonia elderberries, Capetown wild huckleberries and pirates booty Indonesian baking spices open up on the nose and mid-palate. The balanced sweet oak finish rounds out the mouthfeel experience. It is ready to drink now. Decanting not necessary. Drink before 3:30 pm on April 23, 2019. Pairs perfectly with fried okra crusted farm raised alligator on a bed of black truffle risotto. – Keith Ian