(2012 Vintage) The Matthew Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, dark burgundy color in the glass, hinting at the wine’s depth. The deep, brooding nose is classically Napa Valley Cabernet, with dominant flavors of black currant and cassis mingling with sweet tobacco and Chinese five spice. The mouth is intricately textured with broad, creamy tannins well-framed by fully integrated oak, supported by flavors of wild blackberries, saddle leather, and vanilla. The sweet and savory flavor of Chinese five spice lingers through the lengthy finish. Enjoy this singular wine with an oven roasted rack of lamb, served with garlicky mashed potatoes and pan roasted brussels sprouts.