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Rating
93.00
Year
2009
Region
Napa Valley
Type
Red
Varietal
Cabernet sauvignon
Food Pairing
Roast lamb or beef
Price
$29.95

This is not what one would call affordable by most standards, but it's a remarkable value for a quality Napa cab. It's also elegant, chalky and Bordeaux-like, not a description that applies to many of its fatter, fruit-forward kin. Subtle cassis gets big support from a graphite-mineral quality, smoke and damp earth. It's got structure and backbone to spare. Roast beef or lamb would be perfect.

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