Friday, August 27, 2010

Kinkead Ridge 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

We're still clearing room for the 2008 Kinkead Ridge red wines by drinking some older vintages.  Last night was the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bright, clear red in the glass this wine lacks the depth of color of the 2007 wine.  The nose is tart red cherries, cedar, a hint of cinnamon and a touch of vanilla.  The taste is pure, sweet  fruit that immediately livens up your tongue.  There are some tannins, but they are well integrated and there is an almost perfect balance of acid to fruit.  I was expecting a shorter finish, but the clean flavors persisted.  Light, elegant, refreshing and classy. It's an afternoon wine or a Cabernet Sauvignon for a lighter meal as opposed to a hunk of beef or game. 

Dinner was a chicken breast roasted in parchment paper and some pommes Parisian skillet roasted in duck fat.  The potatoes balls were crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside.  We added some roasted corn with basil and along with the wine it made for a mid-week feast.

I loved this wine and fortunately there are two more in the cellar.  13.1% alcohol land $18.

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