Monday, January 28, 2013

Owl Ridge Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Continuing with my California wines until the Super Bowl, I opened a nice Cabernet Sauvignon that I found at Total Wines & More in Virginia Beach on our October vacation.  What I like about shopping Wine stores and other outlets, like Harris-Teeter and Total Wines while visiting other States is that I find labels I have never seen here in Central New York.  This time I found a 2009 Owl Ridge Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvigon.($20). Again, this bottle was opened late night after dinner just for a taste and a glass while watching TV.  Thankfully, I did not open for a dinner of broccoli and shells loaded with fresh garlic and garlic salt.  The garlic taste was still in my mouth when I took my first sip and that alone killed the wine.  I immediately cleaned out the mouth and grabbed a few bites of chocolate before going for another taste. Much better!! Immensely better!!
Aromas were loaded with black currant and cherry with just hints of oak and spice. Nice flavors of currant and blackberry with a little smoke and vanilla in the mouth leading to a nice long finish.   Excellent with the chocolate and would be nice with a juicy burger or a grilled steak of your choice.  Lighter than what you may get in big jammy cabs this wine will also serve well with pizza or Italian red sauces. Highly Recommended 

1 comment:

Caroline Barbee said...

I just opened this bottle tonight to accompany my steak. My husband is not a wine-drinker, he prefers beer,.I wanted to talk about this wine to someone, so I decided to read reviews. I stumbled across yours and I agree with the lightness of this wine, it is very easy to drink. I enjoy your blog!