Friday, August 31, 2012

National Cabernet Sauvignon Day

I almost missed yesterday's celebration, primarily because I didn't know about it.  Apparently someone determined that August 30 is National Cabernet Sauvignon Day.  My first reaction was - should this be in August?

My second reaction was to open a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.  I hate to miss a good party.

I opted for local again with a 2007 Kinkead Ridge from the Ohio River Valley, a wine soon to be five years of age.  Good choice as the wine seems to have has pulled all of its pieces together and after about half an hour of decanting  it was a very good wine.

Dark color to the wine, and there were great aromas of black cherries and plums.  Oak aromas were there, but they were almost cedar like.  Full bodied wine with a smooth mouth feel as the tannins have integrated.  Good acid in the wine and a fresh and graceful finish.

There was a rib eye  sale so a prime one pound one went on the grill and since it was just me eating and drinking the dogs got most of the fat mixed in with their kibble for dinner.  There was still some left over for a snack today.  The dogs tend to be beer drinkers so they got no wine.  Good match with the steak and there is half a bottle left to savor over the next couple of days.

2007 Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Ohio River Valley.  15% alcohol and $18.95.  240 cases produced.

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