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Wine review: Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, California

Cabernet sauvignon
Food Pairing

Like a low-cut dress or loosely buttoned disco shirt, this reveals much up front. Which is to say oodles of in-your-face dark chocolate, dried cherry, syrupy cassis and smooth vanilla. But there is structured tailoring and gravitas to this Sonoma County red in the form of lively spice, cheerful mint and toasty oak. A very fine steak wine. Various prices in Alberta, $19.99 in Manitoba, $24.95 in Quebec, $25.99 in Newfoundland.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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