Monday, May 21, 2012

Summers- Napa Valley -2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

AHHHHHH WINE! I may have mentioned this before(ok a few times)...but I have not had wine since July 16, 2011! Post pregnancy I was put on blood thinners. Not just a pill you pop each night, was injections in my stomach! Between that and feeding my sweet baby, I was not able to enjoy wine.

Last night my husband Brian and I enjoyed my first glass since pregnancy..ok half glass...of WINE! While I would have loved to have opened up a bottle of wine that I have been saving from my Napa Valley vacation... I didn't want to waste it on my half glass of wine that I was planning to enjoy. However, the bottle we purchased was WELL worth it and stacks up there with my favorites currently waiting for me in my wine fridge.

Brian recently stopped by a local store that reeled him in with their advertised craft beer selection and while he was there he made friends with the owner and talked wine. The bottle recommended to him was a Cabernet Sauvignon from Summers Vineyard in Napa Valley. More specifically, Calistoga. It was a 2009 and fabulous.  Surprisingly it had silky tannins and went down very smooth. It has a hint of black cherry and cedarwood and a medium body.   Retail cost was about $30. Check with your local specialty shop or wine retailer such as total wine to order :-)  ENJOY!