Hahn Estates 2006 Central Coast Meritage Red Table Wine ($17.99)
Very dark garnet color with a deep reddish-violet edge. Good "claret" scents meld dark berries and tart cherries with a hint of Cabernet blackcurrant; oak adds hints of chocolate and vanilla, but they're subtle, not dominant. Mouth-filling cherry-berry fruit fills the palate, with ample acidity - not always a given in a Central Coast wine - soft tannins and just a hit of warmth from hefty but well-handled 14.5% alcohol. US Importer: (Oct 18, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: A bold wine that calls for robust flavors and finds them in lamb burgers made from natural Kentucky Dreamcatcher Farm lamb and lightly flavored with Indian spices and garlic.

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