Tom and Chris selected this wine, offered exclusively at the winery, from their favorite barrels of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. The deep aromas and flavors reveal saturated brambly blackberry, cassis and dark-chocolate-and-cherry truffle character. Hints of sassafras, pipe tobacco, mineral and warm, dusty earth mingle with toasty oak spices from barrel aging. A sensual sensation of rich, sweet dark fruit coats the palate, while integrated, textured tannins provide a firm frame and promise even greater complexity with aging. Filet of beef with Cabernet sauce, garlic and rosemary roasted lamb, and aged Gouda or white cheddar with walnut toasts would nicely complement this Cabernet Sauvignon.