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2006 Caravan Cabernet

     Grilled vegetables, filet mignon and baked potatoes at home paired for the upteenth time with Caravan Napa Valley Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon by Darioush. This combination is always a winner. I tend to keep a bottle in stock at our home at all times. It is a familiar favorite that is never wrong.
     A classic Napa Valley Cabernet with intense aromas of ripe black fruit, licorice and a bit of smoke; big fruit flavors of black cherry, berry and plum with dark chocolate and pepper. It has medium+body and is well-balanced with a long, smooth finish. Delicious!


One down and another awaits another day!


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