Thursday, January 22, 2009

Navarro Correas Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

To be honest, I was expecting a disappointment: three good, moderately priced reds from the same vineyard seemed to be pressing one's luck. But I was quite mistaken, this wine is at least as good as the Shiraz and the Malbec. It has the same pronounced oaked quality as the others and if its dark fruit overtones are somewhat more muted, this is compensated for by a smoky quality that serves as an ideal background to them. There is a nice, fullbodied aftertaste. Recommended at $9.99.

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