Grassini 2012 "Articondo," Red Wine, Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CA
Vinous.com rating: 92..."(80% new French oak): Dark purple. Cassis, candied licorice, pipe tobacco and smoky oak on the deeply scented nose. Plump and pliant in the mouth, offering spice-accented flavors of black and blue fruits, bitter chocolate and cracked pepper. Finishes smooth, sweet and very long, with lingering spiciness and gentle tannins."