Haras Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Melody is in San Antonio on business. One of the first things she’ll ask when she returns is, “Did you blog?” So…

…I’m having this Haras Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 from Chile (on sale, under $10, from our grocery store).

Big, VERY chocolaty, nice New World dark fruit, a tiny bit sweet.

Very nice. Melody would like this. More evidence that: if you don’t know what wine to get, get something from Chile. You can’t go wrong.

Melody usually talks about the food she is preparing. I can say that hummus, pretzels, and swiss cheese are on the menu for tonight (and they go well with this Haras Cab). Trigger will have some ham. Otherwise, we’re in survival mode until Melody returns…

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Stone Cellars by Beringer Cabernet Shiraz (2008)

It is a Tuesday night and we are in shorts and t-shirts, but it is getting dark and chilly at 8:15 p.m. Fall has arrived and changing from our work clothes to shorts isn’t going to change that . . . however, here we are, acting like it is still summer.

I chose this Stone Cellars by Beringer California Cabernet Shiraz 2008 for our midweek cocktail hour. It is a good value at around $5 a bottle on sale. It is fruit-forward wine that is just perfect for a Tuesday night. It isn’t complex and it isn’t begging for a special occasion. It is just easy to drink and enjoy. My brother in law would say “it drinks good.”

I am reheating a leftover chicken and rice casserole and I am sauteing asparagus. I also have some leftover whole wheat baguette. It should be a satisfying dinner

I took a picture of the wine in front of the Wall Street Journal and Trigger. . . A pretty good depiction of tonight.