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2011 Clancy Red Blend, $12

This a blend of 58% Cab Sauv, 20% Merlot, and 22% Shiraz.  Enjoyed during the last night of my parents visit over the Thanksgiving weekend.

This wine made Wine Spectator's top 100 (59th) for 2014.

It tastes young and very tannic.  Although WS recommends drinking by 2016, I think this wine would be much better in 3-4 years.

All said, fairly complex, long but a tad harsh on taste.

Paired with leftover prime rib, ham, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, and stuffing.  

I think this would be a good choice to buy and hold, with potential to improve several years past 2016, although I will probably not purchase as I have a sufficient number of aging-potential wines.

Sipped: 3/6 (very good)

Paired: 3/6 (very good)

2008 Cameron Hughes 247 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, $16

2013 Mount Warren (France) Pinot Noir, $8