This week’s WOW is Baritone Cabernet Shiraz.
Deep, rich, red color with purple hues. The blending of these two varietals produces a wine displaying black currant and herbaceousness on the nose with some lifted blackberry mingled with peppery notes. Full bodied, velvety tannins and lively fruit represent the Cabernet Sauvignon while the Shiraz is portrayed by spicy plum and blueberries. The flavors are lush with licorice and plum with a note of cassis, complemented by rich spice. Full-bodied with lingering, spicy, fine grain tannins. The American oak maturation adds flavor depth and complexity. Pairs well with barbecue steak and chargrilled ribs. A wonderful value for this larger bottle.
Don’t forget to check out the “Cheese of the Week,” Jarlsberg Imported Swiss.
A mild, semi-soft, part skim cheese made from cow’s milk. Jarlsberg is famous around the world for its characteristic mild, sweet and nutty taste and its large round holes. Jarlsberg is such a wonderfully versatile cheese, whether you buy it as a regular staple for sandwiches, a complement for salads, a tasty addition to your cheese board or an irresistible snack. Also try it on a burger hot off the grill. Pairs well with the crisp citrus tones of a fruity Riesling or a light red wine.