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Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Source: Wine.com

We found this red wine at Safeway for about $9.

It proved to be a nice surprise, showing currants, plums, and a little earth.

Alone, it was a bit much, as it has a detectable alcohol ester. (The bottle says it is 14.5%, which is potent!)

But, paired with cheese and roasted vegetables, it was quite tasty. (Rating ***1/4)

Read more about it at Wine.com.

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