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The Australian technique of blending tannic
Cabernet with fruity Shiraz works beautifully
in this bold California red.
What You Need To Know
This month’s focus on California’s
up-and-coming Sierra Foothills region continues with this smalllot
bottling from Madroña Vineyards. Founded by Dick and Leslie
Bush in 1973 and now run by son Paul and daughter-in-law
Maggie, Madroña grows an amazing 27 varieties on 70 acres of
vineyards. Their vines dig into lean, rocky soils at 3,000 feet
above sea level, amid the rugged peaks. Cold mountain nights
help the grapes develop thick skins, producing powerful, tannic
Cabernet. Paul Bush, who’s both winemaker and vineyard
manager for the small estate, softens the Cab—and bolsters lush
Shiraz—in this beautifully calibrated blend.
Peppery notes of blackberry
and black plums.
Bold black cherry and
espresso flavors are rich
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be
cool to the touch.
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