Mission Hill 2001 Okanagan Valley VQA Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve ($10.00)
Very dark garnet in color, this Canadian wine breathes "cassis" aromas, the signature blackcurrant scent of Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit flavors are forward, but crisp acidity and smooth but perceptible tannins add a firm structure that's almost austere. Oak becomes evident with time in the glass, but it doesn't overtake the fruit. US Importer: Mark Anthony Wine Merchants, Lakewood, Colo. (Feb 28, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: A flavorful roast free-range chicken goes well; it would also be a winner with beef.

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