Bedrock Wine Co. 2016 Monticello Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, $80 This wine was a 40th birthday gift from a very dear friend. I held on to it as long as I could (e.g. 6 months) and busted it out one Saturday night on a total whim. On it's own, it was the kind of Cabernet Sauvignon Cab lovers love. But it was also really approachable for those just looking for a really delicious bottle of (admittedly pricey) red wine. Paired with a steak preparation I had never had before -- a big, juicy, flappy piece of super marinated beef, cooked quickly in a grill pan -- it was absolute heaven. Robert Parker gave it a 93, if you care about that sort of thing. I give it a go-get-your-hands-on-a-bottle-if-you-can-afford-it.