Amala Springs Cabernet Sauvignon (2005)

amala-springs-cabernet-sauvignon-2005I am home from a 4-day, work-related trip to Washington DC. It is good to be home in spite of the fact that the temperature is below zero!

I have lots to do to catch up from being away, but tonight is just a time to relax, read the paper, listen to music and enjoy the comforts of home.

After unpacking, I rummaged through the refrigerator to see what I could put together. Happily, I had a bag of golden potatoes and some good kielbasa. So, I washed and cubed the potatoes, chopped some onions, and cut up the kielbasa to brown in a skillet; then I added chicken broth (and, later, some green beans) and let it simmer. It smells good.

This Amala Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine club selection. I have gotten to the point where I pretty much trust that a Cabernet from California is going to be good. This one doesn’t disappoint.  Lots of fruit on the palate with oak and vanilla on the finish. There is nothing not to like in this one.

Cheers to my sister-in-law Janet who drove from her house in Reston, VA to visit me while I was in DC. We had a great evening together talking and laughing (alot). What a lovely person and I am lucky to call her my sister.


4 Responses to “Amala Springs Cabernet Sauvignon (2005)”

  1. Janet Werner Says:

    Back atcha, sis! It was great seeing you when you were here. I had a riot! Oh, how I wished you lived closer! Can’t wait for vacation this summer. Glad you enjoyed your trip to DC. And oh, to be here in DC today on this historic day today (and also my birthday, but it’s just a BIT overshadowed, huh?).

    Stay warm! – Love, Janet

    • Tom & Melody Says:

      Happy birthday, sis! What an historic day. I was able to watch the inauguration at the university today; the student center had three big screen projectors set up and I went over there after a meeting. I was mesmerized and deeply touched. Thankfully, someone at my table had brought a box of kleenex, which I had to reach for quite often. I was so deeply touched by everything — not only our President’s speech but also by the crowds and the reverent silence during the speech. It was all extremely heartwarming and uplifting.

      You’re a wonderful mom, Janet, and I think you’re amazing!

  2. Vasu Says:

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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