Louis M. Martini 2001 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon ($11.99)
Dark garnet in color, this classic California Cabernet breathes ripe aromas of plums and sweet leather. Full and bright on the palate, tart black-cherry fruit is shaped by a crisply acidic structure and just a whiff of tannin. Black fruit remains clean and true in a medium-long finish. US Importer: ()

FOOD MATCH: Proves the validity of the "red wine with red meat" rule as a perfect match with a simple medium-rare rib eye steak.

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