Finally, spring is almost here. Warmer weather, gardening and grilling, what more could I ask for? Good wine to go with good food, I guess. Yesterday, was one of those nice days, perfect for a strip steak on the grill and a nice bottle of wine to go along with the meal. I fired up the grill, fixed a salad and opened a bottle of red wine.
I opened a bottle of BR Cohn, 2012, a North Coast California Cabernet Sauvignon. It was a dark red color in the glass. There was a berry scent that wafted up and the first taste was nice and smooth, not at all harsh. It was dry with a full finish. The second glass was as good as the first. The steak was grilled to perfection, nice and rare, and went so well with the wine. This is a wine that I keep on hand because it goes so well with beef, steaks, roasts, just about every cut of meat I can think of.
The price is also very reasonable, less than $20 a bottle. Now that grilling season is here I’ll have lots of wines to try with all sorts of cuts of meat and grilled vegetables. I even grill fruit and that goes great with a glass of sparkling wine or port. Of course everything goes with wine.
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We tried an Alva, an Austrian wine which was on sale for < $10.00 – it was crisp and refreshing with no aftertaste – perfect for the heat coming.
I like the Austrian wines too. The reds I’ve tasted are soft and smooth,
yes, they don’t get as much play as some of the other regions – which helps keep the prices down.