Craggy Range Sophia 2010 $73 ★★★★★

Sophia is Craggy Range’s flagship example of how the classic Bordeaux varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot can be sewn together to create a sublime red wine right here on our shores.  Scented with anise, blackcurrant, dried herbs and gamey, earthy notes; in the mouth it has solid fruit intensity, layers of spice and smoke and a powerful presence on the finish.