Tuesday, January 31, 2012
River Village Cellars
There was a pan roasted rib eye steak the other night so I grabbed a 2009 River Village Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the second label for one of my favorite wineries, Kinkead Ridge. The year's entire production of red wines was moved off the primary label and bottled under this second label and sold at a more than reasonable price.
Nice cherry flavors with some earth notes underneath it, and surprisingly it was dry earth and not the wet mud that dominated much of the harvest. There was a small suggestion of darker fruit, but this primarily stayed on the red end of things. Unmistakably Cabernet, but definitely on the light side.
Good wine with the steak, and there was no sauce or heavy seasoning on the meat, just a simple steak and a simple wine to go with it. Nothing wrong with that, and at the price a good buy.
13.1% alcohol and $11.