06 Sebastiani Cherryblock Cabernet ($75) ☺☺☺ 

Sebastiani do not let people taste this bombshell of wine normally but I would recommend you twist their arm to try it then purchase a case ! This is their flagship wine and gives great classic blackberries spice and cigar box which are the trademark of this top offering from Sebastiani. This benefited from being opened for a couple of hours before drinking but after that it was smooth, rounded and gave a great long finish. They say it can be cellared for 7-10 years. I suspect this is conservative and it has great balance and structure.

© John Holmes 2014