Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gen 5 Cabernet Sauvignon
Gen 5 Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Lodi, California

I shared this wine with my downstairs neighbor one night earlier this fall. It was the perfect Tuesday night treat!

The Gen 5 wines are all made using sustainable viticultural practices in the Lodi region of California's Central Valley. A smidge cooler and drier than the rest of the Central Valley, Lodi has been turning out some really yummy Cabs (and Zins, too!).

Review: This dark purple hued wine has lovely aromas of ripe black currants, eucalyptus and minerals. It's a hit sweet and lightly tannic, with favors of juicy currants and plums, and muted earth highlighted by spicy cloves and nutmeg. 

Food Pairing: No food required. This cab is great by itself. But if you are having dinner, I'd keep it casual, like some sweet and savory Chinese takeout.

Bottom Line: The Gen 5 is smooth and easy. A sure crowd pleaser.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2011
  • PLACE: Lodi AVA (American Viticultural Area)
  • GRAPE: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • BOOZE: 13.9%
  • CELLAR: Drink now

Where did I get it? MOM's Organic Market
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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