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

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.