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Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Quaff this: Trefethen 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Complex nose and flavours of red berries, earth, green stalks (a bit of asparagus, maybe?) and lots of peppery tannins. Long pepper finish with a boost of berries right at the end. Needed a bit of decanting to lift off the sediment, but otherwise a decadent mouthful. Paired it with striploin steaks and grilled potatoes done Montreal-style, and a caesar salad. It's one of those well-rounded and full wines that you sit and sip long after dinner's done. Worth a trip back to Napa, I think ...
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