MAN Vintners 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

From a dry-farmed vineyard and using a laid-back, relatively low-intervention approach, a very nicely structured cabernet sauvignon, with a good tannin structure and freshness – in particular for this price category, where residual sugar and excessive jamminess too often rule. Old World wine lovers will like this New World wine with its nice dark fruit notes, very minimal oak. Expressive without excess. Character and no fuss. More please. Highly recommended. 91.

Food pairing: Great with simple grilled meats, like this rib steak and red-wine butter recipe from Under the High Chair.

WHO: MAN Vintners

WHAT: 100% cabernet sauvignon

WHERE: Agter-Paarl, South Africa

WHEN: 2011

HOW MUCH: $9-10 in the United States, $14 in Québec, Canada