Marcelin Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Pays d'Oc IGP, Southern France
Cabernet Sauvignon

France's sunny, southern region of the Languedoc is a hot spot for both fantastic quality and value. That wasn't always the case, though. In the early 1900s, the region suffered from over-production and fraudulent wines - until winemaker Albert Marcelin led a revolt in 1907 to stop poor practices and reinvigorate the region he loved so much.

Crafted by Parker-praised Hervé Sabardeil and the talented Sébastien Tomasoni, this juicy-rich Cabernet is named in honor of Albert's courageous efforts. Determined to express the best of the Languadoc (and stay true to Albert's spirit), this dynamic duo headed to one of their favorite vineyards in the village of Nissan Lez Enserune, nestled between the Canal du Midi and the Mediterranean Sea. This tiny spot boasts warm, sunny days and cooling sea breezes, which come together to produce seriously ripe grapes. And that translates to major flavor impact in your glass.

Back in the cellar, Hervé and Sébastien agreed to leave oak out of the equation - the grapes were offering up so much incredible flavor and character on their own! Look for loads of blackberry, black currant, and blueberry with a long, smooth finish.

This is the perfect wine for a southern French-inspired dish. Go for an easy-to-assemble cassoulet made with beans, sausage, and pork or a hearty vegetarian ratatouille.

Small-batch production means limited availability (Albert would be so proud).