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Hug Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Starr Ranch Vineyard


This big, ripe cabernet sauvignon offers delicious aromas and flavors of blackberries, cassis, and plums, nicely balanced by zingy red fruit notes and white pepper. It’s a bold cabernet that’s high in alcohol at 16.1 percent, but it’s not immediately apparent in this well-balanced red. This is winemaker Augie Hug’s first year working with this vineyard in the Chimney Rock area in west-side Paso wine country. Hug recommends enjoying it with a spicy dry-rubbed flat iron steak. It would also pair quite handsomely with wild game, or a grilled rib-eye steak. Available at Hug’s tasting room on Hwy. 46 East, it’s a very good buy for cabernet at $35 retail. 


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