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Trapiche Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000
"The Unrepentant Alcoholic has a new "housewine", of course. Trapiche Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 (Argentina) At its cheerful price of $8.25CDN, one could be forgiven to expect a mediocrity characterized by green unripened fruit, disjointed flavours, and a short flabby finish. Instead, we get a medium bodied, honest red with simple but well-integrated flavours. This gentle balance partners well with food. My favorite match so far is Pesto on Linguini. At its 12.5% alcohol level, this is not a blockbuster "take no prisoners" cabernet but its elegance more than compensates for the extra time required to imbibe myself into a drunken stupor. "

Ralph Johnson

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