Monday, July 27, 2009

Sexy Wine

Okay it's summer and you're drinking light white wines. And maybe you're drinking some lighter reds when you're grilling out. But you've abandoned big reds. Rethink that. Because there are few things more blood churning than a rich, red, big-legged Cabernet. When it's steamy outside, crank up your internal steam. Larkmead 2006. Trust me. This wine will take ten years off your life. Here's what Mr. Parker has to say:

"The 4,400-case cuvee of 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (96% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc) is brilliant. It would probably be hard to find a Cabernet Sauvignon of this quality with this production level, all estate fruit, and such impeccable viticulture and winemaking. This wine reminded me of a great vintage of Pontet Canet in Pauillac, Bordeaux. The deep creme de cassis flavors intermixed with charcoal and lead pencil shavings soar from the glass. Its full body, stunning ripeness, sweet tannin, and substantial flavor authority make for a brilliant Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next two decades. "94 Pts.

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