What do you do when the weather turns fierce, and you’re stuck indoors for two-and-a-half days?
A couple of weeks ago, my area was blessed with 30 inches of snow. Not an event that occurs frequently in my town, it brought things to a screeching halt. Everything, I mean everything shut down. I’ll give the meteorologists their kudos, we were forewarned. So I put together a plan to wile away the hours by watching movies on my bucket list and enjoying some wine along with them. I’m happy to say that is precisely what I did! I ended up watching 5 movies and binge-watching a couple of TV shows to boot. As for the wines, I started with a California Cabernet from Artisan Winery on the evening the storm arrived.
Notes: This was a dark Cab with scents of earth, pepper, currant and cedar. It was medium-bodied with good acidity and fairly light tannins for the varietal. Alcohol was at 13.9%. It was a very flavorful wine. I’d call it “fruit forward” with flavors of dark berries along with notes of cedar, pepper, tobacco, and a hint of dry herbs. It also came across a little sweeter than it’s 13.9% alcohol would suggest. The finish was nice and long for a wine in this price range. I liked it. Made a nice wine to enjoy on it’s own, but I’m sure it will pair nicely with a variety of dishes.