RedDust 2001 South Eastern Australia Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz ($10.00)
This oak-accented blend of 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 40 percent Shiraz shows a very dark garnet color in the glass. Good plummy fruit aromas gain interest from notes of dark chocolate and spice, inviting a taste. It's ripe and smooth in flavor, with a distinctly oaky element becomes evident on the mid-palate. Easy drinking if a bit on the simple side, it's a crowd-pleaser. US Importer: HB Wine Merchants, NYC. (Dec 14, 2003)

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