It’s a rare [and pleasant] weekend that my husband and I find ourselves free of obligations and activities. Friday night the temperature actually dropped to its usual January level, which was accompanied by random harmless snow showers. We considered enjoying our favourite sort of evening, having a yummy dinner and lounging on the couch engrossed in fun films, but we decided to go see my fantastic bartending cousin. As we settled ourselves into the relatively comfy bar seats, he poured me a glass of Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon “Margarita Vineyard” 2009. My cousin explained how they acquired the Broadside in order to replace the much loved Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon, which is now unavailable until sometime later this year when the new vintage is released. Broadside produces artisanal wines without the use of yeasts, bacteria, or acid during fermentation and aging, while utilizing little to no new oak in their ageing process. The naturally crafted and sustainably farmed wines are made in small quantities and are sourced from unique vineyards, with a goal of highlighting the natural expression of the grape, site and vintage. Their commitment is to produce affordable wines of “balance and finesse that make sense on the dinner table”.
Plush aromas of black current and blackberry swirled about in the ruby-highlighted dark purple in my glass. The medium body was delightfully infused with fresh plum and blackberry fruitiness, while refreshing traces of stoney minerals surfaced every now and again. The modest finish lingered respectfully with spicy black pepper and ginger. Fantastic on it’s own or with food, this is a fresh, refined, elegant and vibrant glass that ensures a swiftly depleted bottle.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Produced and Bottled by Broadside, Creston CA
$19 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2015