WHAT: Château les Cabannes 2005 (red) Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Saint-Émilion, France
WHY: How often can you say that the Bordeaux winemaker’s dad lives around the corner? Regardless of familial proximity, Toronto-born Peter Kjellberg’s wine deserves our attention. Big, plummy, smoky bouquet; round, almost nutty in the mouth, with excellent structure. If you’re new to Bordeaux, 2005 is a very good place to start.
PRICE: 750 ml/$23.95
AVAILABILITY: At most Vintages outlets as of June 7 (product #973727)