Michelle Williams in her Forbes column recommends the 2012 Cook’s Flat Reserve for a Valentine’s Day gift:
February 5, 2019
Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The 10 Best Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons For Lovers
By Michelle Williams, February 5, 2019
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching–time to start thinking about wine. If red wine inspires romance, then a decadent Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is sex in a bottle.
Imagine a deep purple robe giving way to aromas of sultry dark fruit, opulent spice, and rich earth, all wrapped in a brooding crushed velvet mouth-feel. You are sure to find the perfect wine to ignite an evening of romance in the list below.
2012 Smith-Madrone Cook’s Flat Reserve Napa Valley $225: Seductive—dark fruit, highly herbaceous, baking spice, graphite, dark chocolate, and cedar; tension between power and restraint, balanced and layered with beautiful structure; words lack in describing this beautiful wine. Limited production, purchase direct from winery.