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Hedges, CMS Red - 2015

Item # 25258 750mL
$13.96/ Single Bottle
$167.52 $150.77/ Case of 12
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
USA
Region
Sub-Region

Tasting Notes

Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah are the "CMS" in this red from Hedges Cellar, and the wine shows the cool, balanced acidity typical of the Red Mountain region. This is soft and pleasurable in the mouth, with warm, intense, plummy notes on the nose and palate, and dried notes all the way through. Pair it with meats: juicy steak, gamey lamb, or braised pork.


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