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Ok, warm weather is upon us and it is time for some STEAKS ON THE GRILL, right?
For your pairing with the Steaks we offer up some excellent Cabernet Sauvignon’s Arbios from Alexander Valley, Ehret from Knights Valley, Peterson 2.4.6. from Dry Creek Valley and Gunfighter from Scharf Family Vineyards.
Not sure which one will please you and your guests? Come on by Locals and taste each of them and match the rich flavors of dark plum, soft leathers and spices to your meal. If you cannot come by give us a call and let us know what your palate is like and we will match the wines for you and ship them out. See you soon.
Locals Tasting Room
When you pop open an Alexander Valley cabernet, you expect a full mouthfeel and well balanced fruit. The Arbios Cabernet brings something slightly atypical. It is clear that this winery is trying to bring a little bit of Bordeaux to the land of in your face, fruit forward Cabernet.
On the nose, you get raspberries, plum, and some nuttiness. Upon tasting this Cabernet, sour cherry becomes the predominant flavor, supported by hints of wet clay, and cedar. The Arbios Cabernet doesn’t have the fruit you typically find in a Napa Cab, or the pungent earth found in a Bordeaux. But it has hints of each. It will be interesting to see how this medium bodied Cabernet ages, however for now, this wine is most definitely a food wine. It will pair well with grilled meats, especially those not accompanied by an intense sauce, as that may overpower this lighter style cabernet.