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Stone Dwellers Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Australia

Rating
91.00
Year
2009
Varietal
Cabernet sauvignon
Food Pairing
Roast beef or lamb
Price
$20.15

Can a red be crowd-pleasingly smooth and boisterously fruity yet serious and layered enough to win over high-minded connoisseurs? This wine could be considered an affirmative answer. It's simultaneously luscious and vibrant, with liqueur-like sweetness balanced by juicy acidity and fine-grained, dry tannins. Nuances of tobacco and black olive rise up through the finish. Great price, too. Introduce it to roast beef or lamb.

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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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