Mark Davis left his hometown in Maryland to pursue a dream of winemaking in California. The Cobden Wini name is a tribute to his parents, Christopher Cobden Davis and Mary Winifred Davis, who supported him along the way. This wine’s label nods to Mark’s father’s love of Cab — and the wine itself surely lives up to his standards. Sourced from the historic Old Federal Vineyard in Napa’s Oakville district, it’s a formidable expression of the variety. The nose is rich with dark fruits like blackberries and black currants, and subtle touches of spice from 22 months of oak aging. The palate makes a powerful entrance with deep fruit and upfront tannins, but delivers a soft landing with a plush mouthfeel and lingering savory notes.