The final effects of my severe cold are finally leaving and it was time for a serious red wine and some beef. The wine was a 2007 Kinkead Ridge, Ohio River Valley Cabernet Franc. Over the years I've come to prefer the red wines from Kinkead Ridge about five years after the vintage, and this one was six years from vintage. It's still a big wine and loaded with fruit and concentrated flavors. There's spicy aromas to balance out the fruit component. Very easy to drink, but a very extracted wine - nothing shy here.
Dinner was a small tenderloin of beef that was pan seared and then wrapped in fresh rosemary and bacon and popped into a 300 degree oven until it registered 130 degrees on an instant read thermometer. There were some mushrooms and a potato gallette to go along with a small salad. The beef was sliced into rounds and served unsauced. Delicious and so was the wine.
2007 Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Franc. 14.9% alcohol and $19.