Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cinnabar Mercury Rising 2008

Tonight was one of them nights when Shirley did not feel like cooking, I was not hungry and the NCAA Basketball National Championship was being played.  A game I have not missed in 38 years.  So, an early dinner of shredded wheat with soy milk and a 1/2 cantelope was paired with a tall glass of OJ.
But, I was not going to pass up watching, what turned out to be an awfully played game, without opening a nice red wine.
After finishing a delightful Cinnabar Sorcerer's Stone last evening, I decided to open up another wine from Cinnabar.  This one was another blend called Mercury Rising.
The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Peite Verdot and Malbec was again delightful. This California wine used grapes from Paso Robles, Lodi, Lake Country and Monterey County.
Aromas were cherry, earth and plum and a bit of leather.  Felt real smooth in the mouth with taste of dark plums, cherry, some anise and spice.  Nice long dry fruity finish with some mocha and tobacco.
After the game I cut up some goat milk Chevre cheese from the Lively Run Goat Farm in the Interlaken NY and finished the Mercury Rising.  Great way to end the night.
A very nice Bordeaux style blend and great value at $21.  Great wine for a wine and cheese evening with friends and family.

1 comment:

Rachele said...

Blends! They are becoming more and more popular and for good reason. This Cinnabar sounds lovely even if the game wasn't.
Shredded wheat and Soy milk? I may have just had the cheese and some crackers for dinner... but that's just me.