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Project Paso Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, California Add to ...

  • Rating 88
  • Year 2009
  • Varietal Cabernet sauvignon
  • Food Pairing Hearty red-meat fare
  • Price $17.90

A new brand launched by large Sonoma-based Don Sebastiani & Sons, Project Paso stands out in stores, and not just because of the bright-red label. The bottles are sealed with a Zork, a bulbous synthetic red closure that’s sort of a cross between cork and screwcap. Strip away the lower portion by pulling on a plastic tab and you’re left with a synthetic stopper – similar in shape to the cork stopper used on expensive spirits – which can be reinserted into a half-finished bottle. A rich yet easy-drinking red, it’s creamy, fruit-forward and subtly sweet, balanced by lively acidity and a pleasant floral perfume that might suggest talcum powder. Hearty red-meat fare is in order. $19.48 in Nfld. On sale in Ontario for $15.90 until April 1.

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