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Cabernet sauvignon I

Grapes for red wine

Cab sauv is the world's most popular red grape, and the best examples are sky-high in price; which is why we sought out great values in this famous grape.

Penley Estate "Phoenix" Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawara '19 *** $$


(Intensely flavored, only 3 years old, with complex flavors and aromas)

Kiona Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Muntain AVA Washington '16 *** $$

(Elegant, well balanced, layers of flavor, harmonious, very impressive)

Sottano Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza '20 ** $

(Very young vibrant wine, medium bodied, light and dark flavors)

Al Spoler, well known to WYPR listeners as the wine-loving co-host of "Cellar Notes" has had a long-standing parallel interest in cooking as well. Al has said, the moment he started getting serious about Sunday night dinners was the same moment he started getting serious about wine. Over the years, he has benefited greatly from being a member of the Cork and Fork Society of Baltimore, a gentlemen's dining club that serves black tie meals cooked by the members themselves who are some of Baltimore's most accomplished amateur cooks.
As General Partner of Clipper City Brewing Company, L.P., Hugh J. Sisson is among Baltimore's premier authorities on craft brewing and a former manager of the state's first pub brewery, Sissons, located in Federal Hill. A fifth generation Baltimorean, Hugh has been involved in all aspects of craft brewing.