Sunday Evening Notes

I’ts hard to believe the weekend is already just about over; who was in charge of making weekends only 2 days long?  Anyways,  I tried out a cabernet sauvignon this weekend from California that was pretty decent.   There is a lot of great cabernet sauvignon that comes out of California, most famously from Napa and Sonoma. This particular cab made by BV Coastal Estates, sources there grapes from the Napa Valley, most notably from Rutherford AVA and Carneros AVA.  This particular vintage was a 2009, and was overall a good easy drinking wine.  It had a nice ruby red color to it, with ripe jammy black fruit on the nose.  The same black fruit was on the palate with pleasant tannins and acids.  It was easy to sense the oak, but it wasn’t too overpowering and actually balanced out the wine pretty nicely.  The 13.5% alcohol was just right for this wine.  I paired this with some pasta, and it turned out to be a pretty good fit.      

The winery itself was started by Georges de Latour back in 1900,  and has a pretty cool story to it as well.

 In other exciting news…

 This link is actually from a couple of weeks ago, but I found it interesting. I found it in the Organic Wine Journal, and it features a wine bar in New York City that is all about organic and biodynamic wines.  Sounds like a pretty cool place if you ask me!

This interesting bit is about the wine industry in Pennsylvania of all places.

Hope everyone has a great  start to the week!

Seth

Posted on January 8, 2012, in Wine News, Wine Reviews. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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