This classic Napa Valley Cabernet shows layers of blackberry, black cherry and a touch of barrel vanillin and espresso bean on the nose. The palate is rich with dark fruits, black currant and cassis.90 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate:”The 2005 Blend 26 is a full-bodied red displaying abundant quantities of creme de cassis, licorice, incense, and lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied, lush, and seductive, it is impossible to resist now, but should age for a decade or more.” (Dec. 2008)90 Points, Wine Enthusiast:”This 100% Cab was made from three famous vineyards, namely George III, To Kalon and Stagecoach. Right now, it’s drily tannic and a bit aloof, with some sharpness. But it has a solid heart of black currant, cherry and cedar wood flavors, and could well come into its own sometime in 2009. – S.H.” (12/15/2008)86 Points, Wine Spectator:”A rustic, chunky style, with earthy mineral, dried currant and sage flavors that veer to dryness on the finish, with a touch of iron and cedary oak. Drink now through 2012. 250 cases made. -JL” (2008)About the VintnerPartners Jim Borsack and Duffy Keys met in 2002 and formed the winery a year later. Winemaker Kirk Venge makes a variety of blends, all labeled with different numbers, for the winery. The letter B in the wine’s names refers to brix, a term which describes the sugar level content of grapes.