2011, beverage, Cabernet Sauvignon, cocktail, gnarly head, review, wine
With each passing month, I am trying to branch out my tastes – in food, in wine, in everything. When I first started drinking wine, I preferred sweet white wines. Slowly I am working my way into drier wines and red wines.
The other night I fixed Grammy’s Spicy Spaghetti for dinner. I wanted a nice red wine to accompany it. One that was not too dry and that would have enough flavor to stand up to the robust sauce. I liked the fruitiness of the wine without all the sweetness. There is just enough bite from the tannins without being pucker-y.
Gnarly Head describes the wines as this-
“Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon embodies bold. It’s rich, fruit-driven, and dense, with a juicy core of dark fruit. Our winemakers carefully select grapes from California’s finest growing regions, choosing only the best fruit. Some say that Cabernet is the king of wines and our bold Gnarly Head Cabernet proudly wears the crown.
Our dark, bold Cabernet has solid tannins and jammy fruit, with aromas and flavors of black cherry, currant, dried cranberry and black peppercorn followed by a trio of clove, earth and light toast. Gnarly Cabernet Sauvignon is a worthy companion to the heartiest meals, be sure to try it with grilled lamb, New York strip steak with roasted potatoes, baked manicotti or some bold blue cheese.”
I paid $9.99 for this bottle and it was totally worth it! I’ll be buying this again.
There is something, well, wrong here. You’re there drinking Gnarly Head and I am…not. 😉
Julia Fairchild said:
Have you had Mark West Pinot Noir? I’m not “big” on red wines, but in my attempt to branch out and try more I’ve found this is a decent one. It’s also around $10.
I have not but I will look for it next time I got to the market.
Hey. I am sorry its taken me so long to reply. I think it would be fun to see you and say hi while I am in town. I’ve been super busy but me and bunch of friends are going out tonight. I guess they are taking me to Marrekas. Stop in there tonight if you can so I can buy my favorite nurse a shot. LOL
I was no where near lexington that night 😦 Maybe next time?
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Glad to know I inspired you! I hope you enjoyed your meal.
A Table in the Sun said:
Hooray for California wine!
I know just what you mean! I still prefer white, although I have grown to like many reds as well, especially with the right food. It’s so great if the food and wine are good on their own but amazing together…
You seem like such wine connoisseur. How did you learn so much about wines and pairing?