On the docket: 2013 Secret Cellars Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
Poured into: Wine & Whiskey Country snifter
S: A deep, inky body with a red-pink meniscus. No legs.
A: Dark red fruit and hints of cassis. A touch of alcohol and subtle oak and vanilla.
T: Initial sweetness and a burst of dark cherry and currant. A hint of vanilla. Fruit-forward.
F: Supple, soft. Refined, ample tannins that provide structure and a bit of grit, nothing scathing.
O: Paso Robles cabs deliver excellent fruit and tannin. This wine is no exception. Let it sit for a bit and really get a sense of the luxury inside this bottle.
Suggested food pairing: Black and blue filet with caramelized onions and mushrooms with a bleu-cheese butter sauce. Want to go off the beaten path? New York-style cheese cake.