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Alkoomi, Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Staff Pick

Alkoomi, Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot - 2016

Item # 24675 750mL
$12.99/ Single Bottle
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$155.88 $140.29/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A spicy, full bodied Cabernet Sauvigon and Merlot blend with subtle flavors of plums, cherries, and spicy oak. It is rich in texture and ready to drink, especially paired with game meats such as venison.


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Staff Pick Notes

This wine comes to Astor from about as far as any we carry: South of Perth, Australia. We are fortunate to have it. The 250-acre estate was founded in 1971 and is perfectly placed in an area that has early rain followed by late summer sea breezes. The grapes are picked ripe, fermented, and then aged in French oak barrels. There is a cedar nose and dark berry flavors with a hint of chocolate on the finish, making it a favorite for barbecued meat in the summer and short ribs anytime. The body is medium and not overpowering. You should find this to be a great house red, which you can drink all year round.

- BF

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