Black Coyote Reserve 2006 Napa Valley
It is ten years old and it has aged beautifully! Although this wouldn’t fall into my everyday consumption, this wine is available at Specs in limited quantities (I checked!!). This is in the $60-$70 range and I feel it was very good for the price.
A big, Napa cab with flavors of dark berry, dark ripe plum, with some cocoa and baking spice. The flavor was robust and the tannins were smooth and velvety. It was so darn easy to enjoy this wine.
The label puts the alcohol at 15.2%, but the leeway on labeling alcohol by volume is 1.5% in either direction. I felt this one was close to 16%. At that alcohol level, I recommend and advise that you enjoy it with food! Something hearty such as red meat, whether steak, brisket, roast in red wine, or lamb. Enjoy.