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Dry Creek The Mariner 2008 Dry Creek, California

Suggested Retail: $40, We Bought a Bunch: $29.99

I love this stuff! An absolute knockout of a five grape Bordeaux blend... Cabernet fans, this is a bottle not to miss!

What the Wine Critics Thought: Wine Spectator: 91 Points
Shows the benefit of bottle age, with a mature edge to the gravelly texture, offering dried berry, currant, cedar and tobacco notes. Maintains its focus and gains depth and nuance on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2024. 4,980 cases made. –JL

What We Thought: Elegant, with aromas of blueberry and cedar that lead to a ripe, medium-bodied palate of dark, brambly fruit with notes of dark chocolate, supple tannins and a silky-smooth finish.