Matthew Joseph 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2015 Matthew Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon is a refined and extroverted example of the opus that is Cabernet grown in the Napa Valley. Expressive from the get go, the nose is redolent with classic cassis and saddle leather, milk chocolate, black cherry, spicy black plum, and warm notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. In the mouth, the broad, creamy tannins blend well with mouth-filling complex flavors of sarsaparilla, sweet pipe tobacco smoke, and dark chocolate. A lingering presence of vanilla and spice persists throughout the impressive finish.