2003 Vina Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon
OK for an
inexpensive cabernet, this Chilean wine shows promise but it is not yet
where it needs to be. Dark
fruit, herb and a touch of vanilla on the nose.
Open it on a Tuesday night, this way you wonít serve it by mistake
on Friday night for dinner.
Cain Concept $$ (39.00)
Christmas to one and all, this blend is heavy on Cabernet Sauvignon and
Cabernet Franc and offers a depth of dark fruit flavors with a spice and
mint finish that will stay with you beyond the bowl of the glass.
A solid creation for complex wine lovers.
2003 Long Neck Cabernet Sauvignon West Cape
This South African offering needs to calm in the glass before any positive
impression is obtainable. It
starts as a jigsaw puzzle with pieces scattered about, but does come
together well enough to show a drinkable cabernet sauvignon.
1995 BV Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private
Reserve Rutherford $$$
Crafted like the cream of Aphrodite herself, this big cab brings
delight with rambling black fruit, cassis and the gentle hands of mild
tannins on the lengthy finish. A treat.
2002 Los Vasco Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua
This Chilean property of Domaines Baron De Rothschild (Lafite) is a solid
example of wine offerings from South America.
Good dark fruit and bell pepper flavors present well for fewer than
2002 Ring Bolt Cabernet Sauvignon
This cab from down under is OK, but lacks the character and packed
fruit I enjoy. An easy drinking
cab appeals to a wide variety of drunken patrons.
2002 Mount Gras Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
A nice cab that pours out a rich deep purple and drinks full.
There is plenty of black cherry and plum to last through the glass
and the finish is a short but silky one.