2009 Four Kings
What can we say, this is Four Kings! Named for the four royal grapes in a traditional Bordeaux blend - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - this wine is a swirl of dark chocolate, vanilla and raspberry coulis. With the richness of a good espresso and heartiness earned in Alexander Valley's chalky soil, this is a monster wine that will age another ten years plus or make your next meal memorable - whichever you prefer. The nose has herbal hints of mint and lavender and the mouthfeel is a silky as a luxurious scarf. Molly recommends pairing this with "a bleeding slab of beef" or her legendary eggplant parmesan.