2009 Red Knot Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

A recent find at Total Wine. Quite familiar with the Shiraz, but the first time seeing the Cab, so at $10 it was worth a try. After removing the Zork (a unique closure to say the least), I was immediately met with a rush of black cherry and a hint of clove. Intense black fruits on the palate, medium tannins, and a hint of spice and chocolate on the finish. Kept having to remind myself that it was only $10.

Is it a huge Cab? No, but very impressive for the price point. Went very well with my Capriotti’s cheesesteak yesterday and with chocolate chip cookies today. Would be amazing with a meaty chili (beans optional).

2007 Chappellet Mountain Cuvee

I thought that I had posted my notes on this one, but apparently not.

I sit outside in the 92° F shade munching on my favorite, Capriotti’s cheesesteak and sipping some pretty good wine, the 2007 Chappellet Mountain Cuvee, which I pick up on occasion from Costco.

This wine is very nice for the price.

The wine is clear but deep purple in color, with aromas of dark black cherry and a touch of cedar.

The flavors include… Oh wait, my glass is empty. Hang on… (sorry)

Ah yes, the afore-mentioned black cherry with a touch of cigar box, and a little pepper on a nice, long finish.

I wish I had some chocolate to go with this…