2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
The star of the stage retreats. The beads of her dress click, heels tap down the hall on the wood floor. She finds solace in the dark library where velvet drapes line the walls and cigar smoke still lingers. Aromas of crystallized açai berries, vanilla and tar entertain her nose. She feels a chill as this tincture of reflection and thought is rich with vegetal notes, and soft tannins that wash away the graphite layers, to make way for dried pomegranate. She takes a deep breath and exhales.