This appealing and full-bodied wine is filled to the brim with plump, generous black-fruit and baking-spice flavors that are well-concentrated and wrapped in a blanket of fine-grained tannins. A new offering from E. & J. Gallo, it has very good depth and length without being heavy.” That’s according to Jim Gordon of Wine Enthusiast. He rated the wine at 91 points, a score often achieved by California “cabs” that sell for $60 and up. Vivino, an online store that sells the quaff, noted, “For starters, the winemaker is wunderkind Saman Parsa, who has made wine at Sonoma-Cutrer, Pisoni Vineyards, and Garry Farrell winery, meaning she’s learned the Midas Touch when it comes to making world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. She brings that refinement and elegance to her Cabernet-making days at Storypoint, and it’s clearly paying off. Grapes are sourced from choice North Coast sites, cold-soaked over several days prior to fermentation, and aged in fine French oak."

Personally, I find this to be an outstanding bottle. What really floored me, however, is the price: An “are-you-kidding-me” $11.99 from Vivino. If Vivino is sold out, which happens fairly often, go to Wine Searcher or just Google “2017 Storypoint Cabernet Sauvignon $” ands go for it. You will not be disappointed!

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