Laurel Glen 2001 "Terra Rosa" Valle Central Cabernet Sauvignon ($10.99)
This dark-garnet wine from Chile shows classic Cabernet Sauvignon aromas, blackcurrant with subtle herbal notes and a discreet whiff of spice. Ripe and juicy fruit flavors follow the nose, properly balanced with crisp acidity and backed by a significant level of smooth but apparent tannins that suggest aging potential. US Importer: Laurel Glen Winery, Santa Rosa, Calif. (Jul 22, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Rare beef is the choice for tannic Cabernets, and a natural, grass-fed and dry-aged ribeye steak from a local producer turned a modest bottle of wine into a celebration.



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