Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon: This red wine utilizes the black fruits for its flavor, including black cherry and blackberry combined with dried blueberry and cocoa, also from Napa Valley.
Signorello Cabernet Sauvignon: This dense red from the Napa Valley Signorello Estate carries a softer tannin structure with notes of black currants, blueberries, charcoal and graphite.
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Juve y Camps Reserva de la Familia Cava Brut: This Spanish sparkling wine has a white fruit flavor with notes of baked goods, toasted bread, and spices.
Revelry Range: From Washington State, this sultry wine is a blend of Grenache (red wine grape varietal) and Syrah (neutral French oak).
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Champagne Delamotte Brut NV: This French sparkling wine carries hints of citrus, white flowers and lemon peel.
Burnet Ridge Purple Trillium: This dark ruby, Pauillac-style Bordeaux blend from California consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, with notes of raspberry fruit and green olive aromas.
Barone Ricasoli Casalferro IGT: This Italian merlot has soft tannins, ripe red fruit aromas and balsamic eucalyptus tones.
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Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon: This Napa Valley vintage has tones of blackberry, boysenberry jam, mocha, toffee and Saigon cinnamon. Aroma-wise, it's a combination of violets, rose petals and fresh currants.
Concha Y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon: This medium-bodied red from Chile has red fruit flavors and ripe tannins.
Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay: The "pride and joy" of this Napa Valley winery is in French oak casks and doesn't undergo malolactic fermentation, thus preserving its natural acidity.
WANT TO GO?
What: Jungle Jim's International Wine Festival
When: Nov. 9-10, 7-10 p.m.
Where: The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim's International Market, 5440 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield
Cost: $60 (grand tasting), $125 (connoisseur), $25-$75 (non-drinker)
More Info: 513-674-6000 or www.junglejims.com