Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (2006)

It’s Monday night and I went back to work today after a week off. As is to be expected, I worked like a fiend for about nine straight hours. . .there is always that first day back that is brutal. But now I am home and I have dinner on the stove. We had a martini and then Tom brought me a glass of this Beringer Founder’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 that he bought locally — probably on sale. Amusingly, when I blogged about this wine previously, we had also had it on a Monday night.  I think that is because we kind of “live it up”  on the weekends (and open more expensive wines) and then drink our more modestly-priced wines during the week.

The wine is very nice. It is a good value. I’ve had better — but at a higher price.  I’ve had other wines at this price that were too simple or downright objectionable. This one is good. The predominant taste is blackberries with a vanilla finish. A very adequate California Cabernet.

For dinner, I am reheating a leftover grilled pork chop (we will split it), some freshly mashed red potatoes, a leftover homemade biscuit (again, we’ll split) and a fresh salad. I also have homemade chocolate/walnut brownies. I’m going to hand my computer over to Tom to get his thoughts. . .

Tom: Big blackberry fruit on the nose of this Beringer Founder’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006. Very nice; not at all skunky or hot. A pleasant, fruity, medium-tannic, New-World cab. A nice Monday table wine.

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