Louis M. Martini 2001 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($18.99)
($18.99) This clear, dark-ruby wine shows clean, typical Cabernet Sauvignon character in a rather fruit-forward style, fresh blackcurrant backed by light herbal notes that evoke fresh oregano and thyme. Fresh and juicy fruit flavors follow the nose, backed by snappy acidity, with light, smooth tannins in the background. It's a nicely balanced wine, fresh and food-friendly, but not overly complex. US Importer: (Sep 26, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: A juicy, crisp-skinned roast free-range chicken made a fine match, and a Southwestern accent from a discreet touch of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce under the breast skin and rubbed on the surface did not detract from the pairing.\

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