Vanessa Vineyard Meritage 2012

91 points – “Vibrant black fruit with definite cassis on the nose, followed by a plush, though not extracted, well-structured palate of blackberry and anise, with well-integrated tannins, a pronounced mineral streak and a lengthy, spicy finish (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc.) Aged six months pre-blend and 12 months post blend in French and American 60 percent new oak.”