While at the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco over the weekend I ventured into the attached Chambers Eat + Drink for an after dinner glass of wine. From their extensive listing I chose a glass of the 2011 Textbook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was big, bold, and a joy to drink. The was a small hint of jamminess on the front end and then the finish had a touch of oakiness. Very enjoyable.
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I’ve been drinking Louis Martini 2010 Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon for a while now every time I go to my favorite restaurants in Indianapolis. Last night, while dining out in Wisconsin I found it on the wine list. Of course, I had to get a bottle. The Martini is reasonably priced and is immensely drinkable. Dry without strong tannins. Smooth finish without becoming shallow. A nice amount of fruit without becoming fruity. If you’re looking for something you can recommend to friends with confidence, this is your cabernet.
Here is a wine recommendation from Terri at Glendale Family Dentistry. Terri has recently fallen in love with the 2010 Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Savignon. This wine is a very approachable, modestly priced wine that is drinking really well right now. According to the Louis M. Martini website, this cab, “…has fresh red plum and blackberry jam aromas and flavors that are supported by caramelized and toasted oak.” Terri says she just really likes it!
While at the first Green Dentistry Conference powered by the Eco-Dentistry Association this past weekend I had the opportunity to dine with my friends Brad Stewart and Vicki Cox where they hired Kris Dews as the chef for the evening. Kris is amazing! If you ever need a personal chef for an event I definitely recommend you give Kris a call.
To open dinner Kris served a wonderful 2009 L’ecole Cabernet Sauvignon. This cab kicked open our palates and got them ready for Kris’ truly wonderful tomato, basil, and garlic emulsion that started the meal.
If you’re heading out to Utah in the Salt Lake City area I highly recommend you check out Brad & Vicki’s cottages for rent and then have Kris prepare you an amazing meal.
Well, in my book, nothing. The other night a couple of friends came over and brought steak and potatoes. I mixed up a Caesar Salad (the recipe has previously been posted to this site) and opened a bottle of Penfold‘s Thomas Hyland Cabernet Sauvignon 2009. After the wine breathed for a few minutes it really opened up and complemented the flavor of the salad, steak, and potato marvelously. The flavor and complexity of the wine really put the finishing touch on a great meal.
Last evening some friends and I went to Diamond in the Rough at Kahn’s Fine Wines & Spirits in Indianapolis. Kahn’s puts on this event about once per year where they invite their distributors to showcase brands from closeouts, discontinued, or heavily discounted vintages. Here are some of the notables from last evening:
EOS Zinfandel 2005/2007 – this zin had aged really well and is definitely ready to drink now!
Nozzole Chianti Classico – if you like chianti, you’ll like this one!
Escudo Rojo 2008 – one of my favorites of the evening
Sol de Agosto Red Blend 2009 – a 100% organic blend of tempranillo, merlot, and syrah
Can Vendrell Barrica Tinto 2004 – a really nice cab blend
PKNT Carmenere 2010 – a really lovely Chilean Carmenere. I went home with a couple cases of this one!