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Jade Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon—$10 at Green’s.  At first sip it was a bit stand-offish. Some wines are just like that, shy at first.  I left it alone a bit (well, 30 minutes, I was thirsty).  It was worth the wait.  Velvety and layered without being overpowering (like so many California Cabs can be)…I tasted new things in every sip: cedar, mint, spice, dark, dark berry. Oh this is a happy wine!  Honestly… TEN BUCKS…I only spent TEN BUCKS. What’s not to be happy about?

This is absolutely a great wine to serve at all those big holiday dinners you’ll be having, to give as a hostess gift or to sip by the fire.  I seriously considered not sharing this deal of the century with anyone, but it is the holidays and Santa is watching.  Enjoy!