Spellbound Cabernet Sauvignon
Eric Renderking Fisk | January 2nd, 2018
During the final days of 2017, Salvador Ortega posted in the group “Eff's Style Emporium (for Haberdashery & the Autumnally Inclined)” “I am guilty of knowing next to nothing about wine and typically choose my selection by the appeal of the label. So here goes- what wines do you drink? What do you recommend? Help me out, please.”
There were a lot of great responses which I wish I could post here and be done with it, but here’s what I wrote since it’s all that I can share from that great discussion.
“The only way you’re ever going to become an expert on wine and your own pallet is to actually drink a lot of wine.
I know it might sound like I’m trying to be funny or it’s a typical Drunkard response but that really is the only way you’re going to learn what wine do you like and what wines you don’t. Go to the wine cellar and actually talk to somebody who works there and see what they have to say about the specials they have that day or that week. Take home a bottle of wine and open it up take a couple sips and write down what you like about it and what you don’t like about it.
Learning a lot about wine is also about learning about relationships and finding out what people like about wines. You can find out a lot about a person when discussing what they like and don’t like about wine.
This is what my wife and I are sharing tonight. It’s a Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a very fruity or cherry start and an Oaky finish.”
Thus, the resurrection of The Fedora Chronicles Food and Drink section began.
What more can I say about Spellbound Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s the perfect wine to pair with most or all red meat, Carol and I were enjoying a bottle each night we had beef like a rib roast or London Broil during the Christmas/New Year’s holiday week.
This specific 2015 vintage of Spellbound Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps one of my favorites because it’s decent price and its varsity; a new wine aficionado can buy a couple of bottles and experiment with tasting and paring on their own with out worrying about breaking the budget.