I know I said I was going to take a break this week from blogging, but Mom and Dad are resting and I thought I would jot down some thoughts. 3 1/2 Years ago I wrote one of my very first wine blogs on the personality of a wine, and how it resembled the personality of some of my friends. The wine was strong and subtle and a little mysterious. I had a lot of fun with that blog and it got a great response. I always meant to do it again. On social media, I have been noticing lots of ‘wine and personality quizzes and tests’. For example, here’s one “What Kind of Wine Are You?”
In one quiz I was a Chardonnay, which is odd because 80% of the wine I drink is red. But I do love me a Chardonnay and I covered some favorites last week with my blog about my Mom’s favorite wines. In another quiz I was a Cabernet Sauvignon. Big and bold with lots of layers… that’s me! LOL. Well here are a few of my favorite Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
I can’t talk about Cabernet Sauvignon without visiting sunny California. This Beringer Quantum from the Napa Valley is one of the best ones I have tried. A little pricier, but a great treat wine. Gorgeous rich flavors of dark fruit, coffee, spice and hints of vanilla from oak aging. Beringer makes a beautiful expression of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Let me tell you who is putting out some fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon wines…. Chile! Flying Winemakers are wine makers who travel to different areas of the world either for expertise or to partner with local wine makers on vineyards. For example, Robert Mondavi started investing in Chile in 1995 and lent his expertise. The wines that are coming out of Chile are fantastic and a fantastic price. Like this G7 Cabernet Sauvignon, a full-bodied wine that has hints of clove and spice. Named because they are 7th Generation wine makers, at just $15.99 it’s a steal of a deal.
I have different wines for different moods. Do you? If I want to sit back on a Saturday night and sip a glass (or 2) while watching a movie, I’m going to pick something medium-bodied like a Pinot Noir.
Like this one from Saint Clair Family Estate. I have one more bottle of this 2011 vintage in my wine rack, and I’m saving it for a very special occasion. If I’m into cooking and there’s lots of meat involved, I’m into something a little heavier, like a Zinfandel, a Cabernet or a Cabernet blend. Like this one
This is a great wine at a great price. Charles & Charles Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah blend comes in at just $18.99 and it’s full-bodied with those nice spicy pepper flavors from the Syrah. I love this wine, and it’s a great BBQ wine. We’ll also call it my new wine of the week for this week.
Well that’s it for this week. A big thank you again for taking time out of your busy lives to read my wine blog, it is very much appreciated.