Cabernet Sauvignon’s are always a joy to drink. They are not too woody in taste, and they are smooth on the pallet. While most Cabernet’s have a dark cocoa finish and a aftertaste, Cabernet is medium-bodied compared to the other red families. As most full-bodied reds, you can expect some cherry and spice notes, with a cognac aromatic and a slight sweetness. This Cabernet is a new brand for me, but I always like to try limited reserve wines because of the quality and aging process.
I like to open Cabernets and let the air flow into the bottle before endulging. Another goodie option is to ‘dacant’ the wine so the taste can be rich in flavor. I have a clear decanter that I bought for $11 bucks. However, every wine store has them I am sure. It is said to decant two hours before drinking for optimum taste (feel free to enjoy another glass of wine while the present one is decanting!) You may decant by holding the wine bottle against the neck of the decanter, pour steady, and begin to pour slowly as you near the middle of emptying the bottle. Swish the wine inside the decanter for air flow. You may also pour into another decanter and pour back into the original decanter to increase air ventilation.
“I cook with wine and sometimes I even add it to my food!”
I love to pair Cabernets with myself (of course), lamb chops, pork chops, or a skirt steak salad. For wine tasting purposes, pair with sharp cheeses, pepper salami, or prosciutto. Yummy! Cheers!
Wine Wednesday of the Week: 2016 Limited Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon by Parragon