Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon (2008)

Tonight we are having this very delicious Estancia California Cabernet 2008 from Paso Robles. We have neglected our blog lately because our schedules have just been hectic — something had to give and the blog took the hit. It’s Wednesday — a reason to celebrate — we are half way through the work week.

I bought this wine last night on the way home from work at World Market for $13.99. Yummy, it is delicious. Very intense and juicy flavors with a strong finish. This is my kind of wine. We chose this to go with our dinner of beef stew that I made on Monday with an arm roast from our local farmer. This was my best stew ever — just bursting with rich and savory flavors.

Grand Réserve de Gassac Languedoc 2009

We had this Grand Réserve de Gassac Languedoc 2009 (a wine club wine) with steak (from our farmer) and pasta.

It was tasty and meaty (as Languedoc wine is supposed to be). A blend (of Cab, Merlot, and Syrah), but a big blend.

A really nice wine and a great meal.

Melody has to work late on March 17, so we made March 16 our St. Patrick’s Day night.

The Full Fifteen (2010)

The Full Fifteen 2010 is a nifty Australian red with quite a spicy punch. It is abundant with fruit. Full bodied and delicious.

(It seems to be some kind of blend. Amazingly, no varietals are listed on the label.)

This went well with our dinner — a ground beef casserole and fresh sauteed spinach.

Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

No meat on Fridays during Lent, so Melody made excellent cream of asparagus soup from farmer’s market asparagus.

With it we had this Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2008. Very nice. Another medium-bodied, tannic, red-fruit wine. Very drinkable, even gulpable, table wine. It went great with the soup and it held up to the gravelly eight-grain bread that served as ballast with the soup.

(Thinking about the boys tonight. Tommy finished his first week at a new job and Tony is in the Blue Mountains in Australia.)

Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

We had this Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Private Selection 2009 with steak from our local farmer.

Very nice. Tannic, medium-bodied. Fruit tastes are more red (like cherries) than dark. Very drinkable. The tannins and red fruit taste went very well with the steak.

Things are very busy for us these days. Glad to have a nice dinner and a good wine with it.

(Here’s another shout-out to pal Steve Bono, faithful reader, senior-housing scout, and red-wine guy. We’ll have a pie cooling on the window sill for him when he gets out here some day…)

Avalon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (2007)

Delicious with lots of complex flavors and bold tannins. Nice finish.

We liked this one.

Served tonight with spaghetti and broccoli and cheesy garlic toast.