It was a beautiful fall day yesterday and the canine and I had an eight mile walk along the river and through the woods. Among the birds encountered was this hungry group of Mallards feasting on bottom muck in a shallow pond. They were unconcerned about anything but eating.
I felt the same way later in the day with about 2006 Sempre Vive Old Vine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that accompanied a strip steak for dinner. The steak was delicious, but the wine was tremendous. This was Napa at its old style finest, full flavored without being over the top and high in alcohol. There was tremendous balance between cherry and plum fruit, tannin, acid and oak. There is a large glass left for today, and there is one more in the cellar. Wonderful wine.
2006 Sempre Vive Old Vine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. 13.7% alcohol and $45.