2006 Valentin Bianchi Famiglia Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon ($19)
This robust red, from an Argentine winery founded in 1928, shows the spicy side of Cabernet Sauvignon, with lots of pepper, toast and licorice notes.
2007 Montes Classic Series Cabernet Sauvignon ($13)
Big and bold, with purple-black fruit that recalls black plums, this simple but appealing Cabernet comes from vineyards in Chile’s Colchagua Valley. An addition of 15 percent Merlot helps soften the firm tannins.
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2006 Powers Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($14)
Vibrant berry flavors and a distinctive lavender note define this fleshy Cabernet from Washington state’s large Columbia Valley appellation. A touch of Syrah adds a nice spicy edge, too.