JD97 Lastly, and the crème of the lineup (although there are certainly no dogs here), the 2016 Armaan Napa Valley Red Wine is mostly (all?) Cabernet Sauvignon from the Tench Vineyard located on a steep hillside on the eastern side of Oakville. This majestic, sumptuous, incredibly powerful Cabernet offers heavenly notes of crème de cassis, chocolate, graphite, and sweet oak, and it changes and develops beautifully with time in the glass. As with all of Russell’s wines, it offers fabulous texture, full body, sweet tannins, and is just about impossible to resist. Don’t let that upfront charm fool you though, as this will cruise in the cellar on its purity and balance. This is a brilliant wine.