Enough of chocolate and fine wine…NEVER
For example 2 wines that go great with chocolate and do not judge you.
Cedar Knoll Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
A flavourful large bodied cab with layers of dark plums, leather and a slight hint of eucalyptus.
Its finish takes quite a while and will impress you with well structured tannins and a silky smooth feel… This 2007 Napa cab is a definite treasure.
Another non judgemental wine is from our backyard, the Naramata Bench.
Kettle Valley Wineries Old Main Red
A tasty blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and 5% Petite Verdot and Malbec.
Full bodied and rich with dark fruits and chocolate and a mild spice that lingers on your palate and dares you to have more. This 2008 vintage is at its drinking prime, but if properly cared for could produce a long-term addition to your cellar, only to improve.
Although this is a big bodied wine it is very versatile with food and would go (does go) so good with roast lamb, ribs and big steaks. I would put this wine up against some of the big boys and this one would win.
A great B.C. wine!
Next week a few wines from Chile. A taste of what the Playhouse International Wine Festival will be showcasing. A show well worth going to.
James and the 1er Cru at Coal Harbour Liquor store.