The Pessimist (2009)

This is our second bottle of The Pessimist Cabernet Sauvignon 2009. I bought this, for the second time,  at World Market in Ann Arbor. I lke this wine very much. How can you go wrong with a Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon? I am convinced that California produces the best Cabernets and the Paso Robles region never disappoints. This is my kind of wine.

So here we are in the middle of a busy work week. I concocted some spaghetti sauce, simmering in the skillet, and we are reading the paper and decompressing from the day.

This wine is lush and bold. Very delicious and a good choice for our dinner. We have been working the Wall Street Journal crossword puzzle. Does anyone know a five-letter word for “bridge pad” that starts with “i” and ends with “y?”

St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon (2005)

For those of you who read our blog, you will know that we have been absent due to a family crisis. We are now home for the time being.

I am having a glass of this incredibly luscious California Cabernet. This is really good. Granted, it should be good, considering we paid more for this bottle than we do for most. . .$24.99. Happily, it doesn’t disappoint in the least.

This Sonoma County wine is a typical California Cabernet with rich taste and substantial body. The nose is predominantly tobacco with a slight hint of vanilla. The flavor is ripe fruit, while the structure is balanced and firm. The tannins are just right and on the hefty side.

I had a non-stop day at work and did not get a break to have lunch. . .so, knowing that I need some protein to fill this empty tummy, we are going to grill a steak and I am going to make a side dish with sauteed asparagus, green onions and fresh tomatoes (from my garden) mixed with penne pasta and olive oil.

This is a great wine and worth the price. Cheers!