“The Criminal” is one is a Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County cab. This is one of the California cabs I grabbed when I had the opportunity.

This California cab is beautifully inky rich, almost enhanced, with thick black fruit. Thie nose of this wine oozes with black cherry preserve, and laced with cinnamon that opens to apple flesh, cloves, and unripe black plums.

On the palate, The Criminal is still thick, immediately open to a luxuriously compiled fruit bomb. This wine is is a linzer torte in a bottle.

The Criminal would pair beautifully with a hazelnut chocolate mousse, raspberry glazed ham, or even a game bird.