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Wine of the Week



By:  Ed "The Wine Guy"

I tasted this wine about a year ago, and it was - not surprisingly, given its youthful age - still tight, reluctant to reveal any noteworthy flavor. But now! How it has grown! The transformation has been remarkable! Just as a tight bud of a flower opens up to a full, mature flower. As far as I am concerned, with this wine, Dr. Frank Puzio, owner and vintner of First Crush Winery, is fulfilling his stated mission to produce exquisite wine, utilizing the finest fruit (trucked from an area bordering the Napa Region of California), and sparing no expense on equipment and technology. He cuts no corners. Many a vineyard, even some of those long-established, can learn from Dr. Puzio. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a Fusion of Bordeaux varietals, mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with lesser amounts of Merlot and Malbec. It has aromas and flavors of black cherry, plum, currant, and spice, and it has a long finish, at which time there is a hint of vanilla. We can be proud that this wine is produced and bottled here on Cape Cod in Harwich.