Tuesday, August 18, 2009


It was hot last night but since there was a small steak coming off the grill I still wanted a red wine.

I opted for the 2006 Meranda-Nixon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. This is another local wine from the Ohio River Valley.

The wine was purple in the glass, especially around the rim, and smelled of fresh crushed grapes and red cherries. The acid was good but the tannins were low. It was a medium to light Cabernet with great fruit appeal, almost a Beaujolais style wine. The were a few veggies lurking in the wine as well.

All in all it was quite drinkable and a worthwhile effort. There's one more bottle left and I'll hold onto it for another year or so and try it then.

It matched well with the steak and a little fresh corn, shallot and orange pepper side dish.

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