A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"

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Wine of the month: Langmeil Cabernet Sauvignon ’01 Barossa Valley ($21)

September 27th, 2004

Langmeil is an Australian based winery in the Barossa Valley region. Wines from the Barossa Valley are typically big robust wines with plenty of fruit, and this Cabernet Sauvignon is a prime example of a well made wine from this region. It is a deep red wine with lush fruit and good structure. The rich dark berry layers are perfectly blended with hints of chocolate and vanilla. The fine tannins add depth to the wine, but do not overpower it. This nice balance makes it a good food wine that will pair nicely with red meats or hearty stews. This wine can be enjoyed this winter, but will also age beautifully over the next 10 years.

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