Fetzer Vineyards 2000 "Valley Oaks" California Cabernet Sauvignon ($8.99)
This wine is cherry red in color, rather light in the glass. It offers clean, varietally correct Cabernet scents of blackcurrant and light herbal notes in the aroma, with fresh, straightforward black-fruit flavors that follow the nose. On the soft side but not flabby, possible threshold-level sweetness communicates itself as juicy black fruit, with acidity sufficient for balance. Simple but "correct," it's an easy sipping red, decent with food ... and it's real wine. US Importer: (Jul 22, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with medium-rare grilled ribeye.

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