Wine of the Week for August 14, 2006

Stormy Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 - $11.55
Style: R2/R3
South Africa: Western Cape

Deep black cherry colour with traces of purple. Rich and fruity on the nose, with plum, cherry, ripe berries plus traces of dark chocolate and mint. Full and rich on the palate, reminiscent of malbec, with dense dark fruit flavours, firm acidity and friendly tannins. Quite big, with very good length and a shot of green pepper on the back palate. Quite a mouth filler that might become more interesting with a bit more age, but is yummy right now. Try with a gooey rack of BBQ ribs. (LCBO 665299)