Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon (2009)

We have been absent from our blog for several months due to obligations and distractions. We will try to do better. So, tonight, after a very hectic work day, I put together a meal on the fly and Tom opened this Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 that he bought this weekend on sale at our local grocery store. Frankly, I was expecting not to like it because a) I didn’t like the look of the label (stupid, but true) and 2) I somewhat close-mindedly assumed that a wine on sale at our local grocery store would be marginal, at best. However, this wine is not all bad. It is a drinkable and enjoyable midweek quaff. The nose is very off-putting at first, but it gets better after it breathes for awhile. This is a pleasant, black fruit-rich wine with strong tannins. The finish is slightly bitter but in a good way.

For dinner, I started with a pound of ground beef from the freezer. I ended with a hamburger stroganoff that was very tasty, thanks to lots of spices, chicken broth and sour cream.

It is so good to be home after a 6-day work trip. Time to relax and enjoy the last night before official summer begins tomorrow!

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