2008 Bennett Lane "Maximus" Napa Valley Red Blend
This is one of the best red wines at this price in California. A Bordeaux blend with a splash of Syrah, it’s so rich and opulent, it just dazzles from start to finish. Floods the mouth with sweet cherries, raspberries, milk chocolate and red licorice, yet gets structure from firm tannins and bracing acidity. Lives up to its name, a Cabernet-based wine to feast on with your favorite foods.
Winner of "Best of Class" Red Blends at the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, this hearty "feasting wine" is blended from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 14% Syrah and 4% Cabernet Franc.