Vino Dous 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Slovakia), $13.99, 87 points, appeared a deep ruby trending a blackberry purple/red with a broad clear wine ring.
The aromas were a soft black currant with a hint of truffle.
Slightly heavier than medium-bodied, good acidity, and grainy tannins managed a straight forward, without bells and whistles, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Black fruit driven flavors, a hint of savory with plum notes rounded off a very impressive effort.
Finished fair on cayenne pepper, an easy 13.5% alcohol, and slightly drying tannin.
Paired great with my barbecue ribs and butternut squash.
My first Slovakian wine (red) was surprisingly good, and when a sale comes along, I'll grab a few more bottles for the cellar.
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