Monday, May 24, 2010
2007 Buehler Napa Valley
Lot of red cherries and cranberries in the nose and taste. Sharp and tart and not over extracted in any way. Wonderful acidity and ripe tannin and the oak was well under control. The finish revealed a darker side, a little dark cherry flavor. List price is $25 and for a Napa Cabernet that's very fair.
The market also had a sale on tri-tip roasts and even though I had fixed one a little more than a week ago the price was too good to pass on fixing another one. We served it with Romesco sauce and a curried couscous with cranberries and spring onions. I normally use red currants in this dish, but having tasted the wine and found it full of cranberry flavor I opted for dried cranberries. The beef was good with the wine, but the couscous and cranberries were a match made in heaven.