Jul 102012
2008 Sawyer Cellars Bradford Meritage, Red Wine, Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA, $46 (S) – Rating 91

A rich blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, this wine calls out for a warm fireplace and a cold night. A spicy nose of  dark cherry, tobacco and blueberry gives way to a full palate of dark berry, black cherry, leather and smoke with fairly soft tannins yet good acidity. Paired wonderfully with chorizo topped steak.