Here is a brief review of a really lovely wine...
2006 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc
$26, 14.9% abv.
Beautiful tomato leaf aroma, spicy finish, firm tannins, flavors of cassis and plum. It's earthy and vegetal and grabs the primitive lizard part of your brain, making you want to seize that rack of lamb and chew the meat right off the bone. Ahem... I really enjoy those elements in a wine like this, and it's easy to get carried away.
This is a spectacular California Bordeaux blend at a reasonable price. At five years of age it is performing well, but I think it's got a few years left on it.
Note: This wine was received as a sample.