This wine from 1819 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%) and Merlot (22%) from Napa Valley. In the glass, the wine offers classic Napa aromas of dusty cocoa and cedar underneath a core of blackberry and dark plum. The palate has a weighty entry that carries through to a balanced finish, full of finesse. At the table, this wine will pair well with roasted meats and rich stews. The quality of the fruit combined with the characteristics of the 2009 vintage should bode well for the long term cellaring.