2019 Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Cabernet Sauvignon $17

With a deep translucent color and an inviting, expressive nose, this Chilean bargain will check a lot of boxes for wine lovers of almost any persuasion. Textbook cabernet flavors are round, full, and in balance with a moderate oak regimen and food-friendly acidity. There's not a drop out of place in this mid-weight pleaser and the pyrazines are essentially nonexistent, which will appeal to many Northern California cabernet lovers. With air it unstitches, expands, and relaxes like a relative after pushing back from Thanksgiving dinner. Extra point for being packaged in environmentally-friendly lightweight glass. 92 points (Sample)