Etty’s Wine Pick: Hobo Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

It’s very hard to come by California Cabernet that skirts the stereotype and asserts its own unique personality. Well this fantastically soft, lean, and dare I say pretty Cabernet from Alexander Valley is a wonderful, off-beat example that puts fruit and terroir front and center and relegates oak to the back burner. Filled with plush black and blue fruit and an uplifting current of fresh herbs, this is vibrant juice that delivers an immense amount of pleasure, especially given its modest price tag. Made in very small quantities and fermented using wild yeasts. Pair with carne asada tacos with tomatillo salsa and guacamole or grilled lamb kebabs with grilled pita bread, feta, and olives.

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Etty Lewensztain

About the Author: Etty Lewensztain is the founder and owner of Plonk Wine Merchants, which features organic, biodynamic and natural wines, as well as some of the best cheap wine under $20. The curly-haired, food and wine obsessed Los Angeles native cut her teeth in the wine biz running a marketing campaign to promote Chilean wine in the United States, and is certified by the esteemed Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the American Sommelier Association. Plonk Wine Merchants specializes in hidden gems from around the globe and every bottle in the store is priced below $30.

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