Screenwriter Marc Klein & Five-Cent Sale Wine
Wines of the Night

2014 James Bryant Hill Pinot Noir ($16)

This Pinot Noir has a silky and lush texture with raspberry aromas that lead into bright cherry and red fruit flavors. The finish is long and smooth, with delicate notes of vanilla and toast. It is a wine that pairs deliciously with roast chicken, lamb, pork, tuna and mild sausages.

Wine Scores

Ben: 85

Scott: 85

Tom: 85

Marc: 84

2014 CrissCross Cabernet Sauvignon Clarksburg ($20)

This full-bodied and complex wine has loads of personality. An exotic, slightly earthy aroma leads to fruity richness and good viscosity on the palate, with a creamy texture and wonderful sense of layering.

Wine Scores

Ben: 72

Scott: 84

Tom: 81

Marc: 75

The Buccaneer Back From The Dead Red California ($20)

A blend of Alexander Valley Cabernet, Hames Valley Cabernet, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Lodi Petite Sirah. A bold and daring blend, Back From the Dead Red serves up alluring black and red berry flavors. Layers of spicy oak and velvety tannins combine for a rich mouthful of wine. Pair with fire-grilled filet mignon with black peppercorn crush and a cherry shallot reduction.

Wine Scores

Ben: 82

Scott: 87

Tom: 85

Marc: 88