The Salut! Wine Club

It’s not easy to sort through the plethora of choices for wines sold at about $10 to find something of quality that can even be called “adequate”.  There’s just too many of the bad ones…just about every “value” wine can be said to fall near that mark.  So after tasting through hundreds of $10-ish Cabernets this year, which one came through loud and clear as the best?  McManis’ recent arrival.

The winery boasts “McManis CabernetMirroring flavors, aromas and a bouquet of Blueberry, Blackberry, Mocha, Milk Chocolate and Toffee, give this wine a wonderful impact on the pallet and nose. With the addition of a small amount of Petit Verdot and French Oak aging to further add complexity, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of our best Cabernets to date.”

This cab just arrived.  We popped open a bottle for customers just a few days ago to rave reviews! If you’re searching the internet, you’ll find all sorts of blogs raving about the 2005, and the 2006 follow-up.  But here’s your chance to get at the 2007 before others tell you to. 

This 2007 vintage is now sold out.  The 2008 is available at Salut! Wine Co. for $10.99, or available to wine club members for only $9.34!

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Wine Info Links

McManis Family Vineyards – The winery’s website
The winery’s full wine description page
Cabernet Sauvignon at Wikipedia
Links to California’s Wineries & Wine Associations from California Wine Mall
About California Regions from the California Wine Institute’s website

Great Food Pairings

Wisconsin Beer & Cheese Soup
Pork Chops with Balsamic Reduction
Spicy Pork Rolls

Have you tasted this wine? When you’ve had a chance to enjoy this wine, please return to this blog and leave your comments! Others will appreciate your input, unique viewpoint, and recommendations.