Wine Find

WINE FIND

April 29, 2009|By Michael Dresser

2006 Bin 36 Cabernet Sauvignon

From: Central Coast, Calif.

Price: $18

Serve with: Red meat, pasta

The Bin 36 on this label is a well-known Chicago restaurant, which is producing this line of wines in conjunction with California's Hahn Estates. The Bin 36 wines - chardonnay, merlot, syrah and cabernet - all appear to have been made with restaurant consumption in mind. That can be either positive or negative, depending on the results in the glass. In this case, the cabernet comes up as a real winner because of the purity of the fruit and the intensity of the black-cherry fruit. It's an elegant, stylish, smooth red that's ready to be consumed now.

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