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Today’s Wine Review

Grilling season is here and I’m grilling with a vengeance. It’s easy and quick, no fuss no muss. We grill almost every night. From chicken breasts to steak, I even cook a lot of vegetables on the grill. I tried pizza a couple of times, very tasty. And the best part about grilling is that it doesn’t heat up the house like cooking a complete meal on the stove would.

For Father’s Day, it was strip filets, corn on the cob and baked potatoes on the grill. For the wine we had a California Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley Vineyards from Sonoma County. The vintage was 2011 and was a Christmas present from my brother, something I had been sitting on and finally decided to try it. It was actually a bit of a blend, with grapes from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, but the label read Cabernet Sauvignon. You can find them at http://www.avvwine.com.

The wine was dark red in the glass with nice legs. It was very dry with a lot of tannins and a full finish. There was a touch of smoky aroma. It was very tasty and complemented the steaks well. Mitch especially liked it, he had four glasses, but who’s counting? Me that’s who, I wanted to make sure I had my fair share too and he was hogging the bottle.

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