An­other Napa Cracker

It’s hard to be­lieve Cal­i­for­nia’s Napa Val­ley could pro­duce bet­ter wine af­ter the amaz­ing 2012 vin­tage re­leased last year, but it did just that with the 2013. The best wines show su­perb struc­ture and rich­ness yet shy away from the overly fruity style of t

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Peter Michael Win­ery Napa Val­ley Oakville Au Par­adis 2013

The com­plex aro­mas are amaz­ing, with hot stone, black­cur­rant, meat and iron. Turns to porcini and wet earth. Cas­sis leaf too. A full body, vel­vety and savoury, with blue­berry, iron, io­dine and oys­ter shell. Clas­sic tex­ture. Fab­u­lous to taste now but will age beau­ti­fully for decades. 99 points For more wine rec­om­men­da­tions, visit hongkong­tatler.com/wine and james­suck­ling.com

100 points

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