I forgot to make a cocktail this week. Work was craaaaaazy on Friday and I literally had one hour to come home, pack my suitcase and get out of dodge so a cocktail was not in the works. After a long day of driving, and a long drive to Novato, a glass or two of wine was in order.
This is what I brought:
2007 Stephen Vincent Crimson: 75% syrah, 25% Cabernet
$10.99 at Corti Bros, what a bargain. This wine is mellow and smooth enough to drink on it’s own, after a long, harrowing day, or hearty enough to have with a nice dinner. I served it recently at the Cheese Extravaganza and it paired perfectly with the cheeses.
From the website:
“As its name implies, our Crimson has a deep, dark red color. Crimson is produced from a blend of 75% Syrah and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Central Coast growing regions of California. This very rich wine has beautiful ripe plum and blackberry flavor, accented with hints of cassis and toasty French and American oak.
Winemaker tasting notes: Deep dark crimson color, with lots of black fruit in the nose. Soft tannins round out rich flavors of licorice, blackberries and cinnamon.
Food suggestions: Chicken, beef, lamb, duck, turkey, and pasta.”
Really, for $11 a bottle, you might as well go get a case and get the 10% discount. In fact, I buy so much of this, I think I’m going to take my own advice and get my own case.