Wine Find

WINE FIND

July 08, 2009|By Michael Dresser

2008 Black Opal Cabernet Merlot

From: South Eastern Australia

Price: $7

Serve with: Hamburgers, pizza, ribs

This Australian red wine, a blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, doesn't have the complexity that puts critics in the rapture zone. What is has is pleasant, smooth, accessible black cherry fruit and impeccable balance.

Not to mention a most attractive price tag and a convenient screw cap. Throw it in a picnic basket and leave the corkscrew at home.

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