Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Jocelyn Lonen 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

In between showers last night we managed to get the grill going and toss on a small rib eye steak until it was medium rare. We threw on some slices of polenta for the last couple of minutes, and even added some fresh pineapple slices that were saved for dessert.

The wine of the night was a 2005 Jocelyn Lonen Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark colors in the glass and some swirling revealed cassis, black cherries, cinnamon, vanilla, and a few scattered herbs. Full flavored wine that stopped short of going to extremes. Great taste of cassis and cherry and a nice balance with oak and acid. A big wine that needs big flavors, but certainly not over the top. Nice long finish that hit all the right spots with the last little bit being a sweet fruit taste. East to drink, but still some life ahead of it

The wine is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with some Cabernet Franc in the blend. Good wine.

14.9% alcohol and $36.

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