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Wine Recommendation

Heart of the Desert Vineyards NV Cabernet Sauvignon  (New Mexico)

Heart of the Desert Vineyards

NV Cabernet Sauvignon
(New Mexico)

Name as many correct Cabernet Sauvignon varietal characteristics as you can. Did you include wild berries, blackberry, plum, fine tobacco leaf, coffee and a slight dusty note? If so, you know the aromas of Heart of the Desert Cabernet Sauvignon that pleasantly surprised us at its bargain price of $12.

Don’t be put off by the non-vintage designation. Winery general manager Steve Jaszai said, “our vision is to vintage date but we’re a young winery and we’re learning to grow with baby steps.”

If you’re looking for a Cabernet Sauvignon with immediate drinkability or one that will satisfy when you’d just like to drink a pleasant red wine on a week night or one that will be perfect with roast chicken or a vegetarian pizza, this is your wine. Its plum accented and juicy finish will delight your taste buds.

Reviewed March 4, 2008 by Eleanor & Ray Heald.


The Wine

Winery: Heart of the Desert Vineyards
Vintage: NV
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: New Mexico
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: 750ml $12.00

Review Date: 3/4/2008

The Reviewer

Eleanor & Ray Heald

The Healds have been writing about wine since 1978 and have focused on appellation significance in many of their world beat writings. They value recognizing site personality (terroir) within an appellation's wines. They praise balance and elegance in wines styled to pair well with food and eschew over-extraction, high alcohol and heavy-handed oak. “Delicious” is their favorite descriptor for a great, well-made wine.