One of Virginia's greatest reds (and winner of the 2012 Governor's Cup), the 2012 Hodder Hill may be the best yet. It's 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 14% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc aged in mostly new French Oak. Aromas of blackberry/blueberry, coffee, orange peel and spicy tobacco. Full-bodied and packed with rich fruit, cedar, mocha and herb, decant this now or cellar - 2028.
64% cab sav, 18 merlot, 14 petit verdot, 4 cab franc
64% cab sav, 18 merlot, 14 petit verdot, 4 cab franc9.0