H. Gray 2000 Yountville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($34.00)
Very dark garnet, almost black, this wine shows classic California Cabernet aromas of black plums and berries, chocolate and subtle minty notes that serve as a accent but don't dominate the wine. Well balanced but forward black-fruit flavors follow the nose; firm acidity and smooth, palatable tannins provide structure mellowed by the presence of 24 percent Merlot in the blend. US Importer: (Nov 24, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: A fine match with roast chicken; it would serve just as well with rare lamb or beef.

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