OK, so all these goofy celebration days have started showing up. They don’t always make sense. Enjoy Cabernet based wines in August?? Whose idea was that? Once you decide to just go with it, you can have a lot of fun!
Nicholas Kolnik organized a #CabernetDay event at Sunfish Cellars, a favorite Twin Cities wine shop and wine bar. We enjoyed a fun evening of conversation, great wines, and of course, photos and tweeting! Sure, it’s a made up “holiday”, maybe next year we’ll see Happy Cabernet Day cards from Hallmark. Or maybe not.
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Rosé from St. Supery: strawberries, dry, light, bright & fresh
No question, this was an old world wine and a very nice one. Herbs, lean, balanced.
Nicholas getting the most out of a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon
You would not guess this was a Napa Cabernet. Beautiful, somehow light on its feet. Nice herbs, not overblown one bit. WOW.
Charcuterie is a great match for Cabs. The Gramercy offered a touch more ripeness, but also something special.
The Januik was a bit more ripe and had a touch more oak, would be very popular.
A Cabernet based wine, but what is it? Herbs, tannic, little oak.
A Cab from Italy! Katie nailed it.
An amazing lineup, not a stinker in the whole bunch.
Flatbread made to match with Cabernet Sauvignon
My personal favorites of the evening, though it was a difficult choice!