Silver Palm 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.19-$19.99, 88 points, appeared a deep ruby trending a crushed black currant Bordeaux purple/red and a broad clear wine ring.
Good aromas, true to my experience of medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon red wines, of strawberry, red cherry, earth notes, and blueberry were pleasing.
Brightly acidic, a slight astringency and an unusual noticeably declining tannin with flavors reflective of the aromas, spearmint, and black currant were okay.
Finished fair on black pepper, menthol, and a well integrated 13.9% alcohol.
Varietals were 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.
This will be a versatile red wine, pairing similarly with Zinfandel: Barbecues, Mexican cuisine, stews, and even Italian tomato-based gastronomy as well as traditional steak and potato flagship American styled cooking, but keep in mind that we: "Drink what we like, not what we're told." remains the truism wine lovers hold dear.
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