Spicy, herbal red plum and blueberry, with seductive leafy and earthy notes. Seriously concentrated, a real heavy-weight. Dried herbs like marjoram, tomato vine. Sommelier Zoltan Szabo calls it “soul warming.” The wine has very pretty aromatics and good length, says sommelier Lindsay Groves. A stellar cab with impressive intensity and character. (kwäf Taste Buds: 91 points)
Big steaks, rare roast beef, meaty stew Hungarian-style, says Szabo, with lots of paprika.
Breaking out the charcoal grill in the dead of winter, Canadian-style.
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GRAPES 100% Cabernet Sauvignon | REGION VQA St. David’s Bench | ALCOHOL 13.5% | TOTAL CASES PRODUCED 188 | PRICE $34.95
Decant at least an hour before serving. Keep it on the cool side of room temperature.