Winemaker Michele D'Aprix is currently the only American female winemaker in Bordeaux and we lover her latest incarnation of Pentimento. For those who aren't familiar, Michele lives in NYC, runs a wine importing business and makes wine in a handful of places from Bordeaux to Catalonia, but Pentimento is her baby, a tribute to her winemaking mentors. For 2016 she chose a new vineyard in Cotes de Castillon and the wine is better than ever. This is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc from a single organic vineyard in Castillon, on the right bank, destemmed and fermented with native yeast in steel, then aged for a year in barrel and bottled with minimal sulfur. Silky dark berry fruit, black pepper and earthy truffle notes all in beautiful balance thanks to this stellar vintage.