ARIZONA Stronghold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $22.49,-$24.99, 87 points.
The color is a deep cranberry-violet, the aroma is Redwood and strawberry (Very nice) with hints of horse-hair, the mouth is light bodied, and the flavor is a spicy Aussie chewy strawberry candy (Not like any Cabernet I have ever tasted). The Arizona Stronghold is, to me, a "sweet red wine" (13.6% alcohol) with a very long finish which is similar to over-all palate.
If you like "Big Tannin" wine, this isn't it.
This is a rather unique Cabernet experience which I enjoyed, and thanks to Paula from Bella Vino (Now Closed) for letting me know of its availability.
Some of you may know Maynard James Keenan who is the musician-businessman who began this wine endeavor. Here on "Wineweek" you can hear and see an interview by Brad and Danny with MJK: wineweekArizonaStrongholdwine Wineweek has stopped blogging!