2002 Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon ($10)
Clear, opaque ruby fading to a pale ruby rim. Clean, youthful, pronounced nose of cassis, smoky oak, dark chocolate and a hint of leather spice. Dry, with balanced acidity and medium-high, slightly coarse tannins. Full-bodied, with an intense palate of ripe black fruits and toasty oak. Medium alcohol and a long length. Good quality Cabernet from Mendoza. Drink now and over the next 3 years.