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A Wine for Father's Day

Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2006 ($20)

This is a beefy, dark-purple, manly wine, perfect for a Father’s Day barbecue. A powerful nose of blueberry jam, violets and cloves begs for immediate imbibing. Intense flavors of blackberries, tobacco and spice are rounded out by teasing floral notes that dance on the taste buds into a long finish. I can’t think of a much better way to celebrate Father’s Day than downing a bottle of Kaiken – with the help of a grilled, medium-rare rib eye, heavily seasoned with coarse salt and cracked black pepper.

Quaffability Rating: 89

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“A Wine for Father's Day”