2009 Parlay The Bookmaker California Red Wine, Ramian Estate, Napa, CA, $21 (S) – Rating 88
A red wine blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot, this is a big wine that needs a little time in the decanter to offer its full potential. The nose is filled with spicy red berries. On the palate, flavors of red cherry, blueberry, dark berry, plum, coffee, tobacco, and black pepper spice abound. Rich yet well-integrated tannins add to the full-bodied experience.