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Made with 89% cabernet sauvignon from Martha Clara Vineyards on the North Fork and 11% “Christian’s Cuvee” merlot from the winery’s oldest estate merlot block, planted in 1990, Wolffer Estate Vineyard 2010 “Cassango” Cabernet Sauvignon ($40) offers aromas of mixed cherries and currants accented by spicy, toasty oak with dried leaf earthy notes.

Supple bordering on soft, the medium-bodied palate features red cherry and cola flavores layered with toasty oak, loamy/dried leaf earthiness and savory dried herbs on the long, fresh finish.

AVA: Long Island
ABV: 13.3%
Brix: 21.2/22.8
TA: 3.9 g/l
pH: 3.75
Oak Program: 20 months is French and American oak
Production: 146 cases
Price: $40*

(3 out of 5, Very good/Recommended)