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Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (Australia)

Cabernet sauvignon
Food Pairing

A ship called the Ringbolt sunk off the southwest coast of Australia in the late 19th century in what is now called Ringbolt Bay. It carried barrels of cement, thank goodness, nothing as enticing as this wine. The region's cool climate keeps the wine's fruit in check, allowing this cab's savoury essence to come through. Cedar, tobacco and black olive all enter the mix. It's like eating tapenade and smoking a cigar on a freshly built dock – jutting out into Ringbolt Bay. Try it with steak.

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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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