kelly magyarics

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Esser Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

While at the beachhouse last week, we took turns cooking dinner, and then ate out the rest of the week. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law made a mean linguine with clam sauce, and we enjoyed it with a bottle of Esser Cabernet Sauvignon.

This Cab, while not earthshattering or stellar, is a decent buy for $10. With black cherries and spice, along with smooth tannins, it's a pretty easy-drinking, non-cerebral Cabernet.

If you do buy a bottle, though, drink it relatively soon. It doesn't have the depth or tannins to stand up to long cellaring.