Glass Mountain Quarry 1999 California Cabernet Sauvignon ($9.99)
This clear, dark reddish-purple wine, a "second label" of Napa's Markham winery, shows pleasant and appealing scents of cherries, berries and aromatic vanilla with an aromatic whiff of cedar in the background. Its ripe and fresh flavor is focused on clean, simple fruit framed by appropriate acidity. Clearly "New World" in style, it's a good, basic and well-made California red table wine for a price that's more than fair. With 76 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, it just meets the minimum requirement for varietal labeling; there's also 14 percent of Merlot and 10 percent of Shiraz in the blend. US Importer: (Jul 27, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Fruit and acid balance make it a pleasant companion with char-grilled leg of lamb.

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