Red Meat with Red Wine

Red with red, we’ve heard that phrase many times.  It’s written in Chapter 1 of many a wine/food pairing book. But how many of us take matching a step further, considering the manner in which the beef is cooked? I periodically read portions of the book, Taste Buds and Molecules: The Art and Science of…

Clesi–Part 2

So Katie and I broke into the Clesi from 2 nights ago.  I had tightly sealed it after Tuesday….didn't open again until tonight.  We both enjoyed it very much.  It was fruity and the acidic bite was gone. The wine was smooth and mellow, and easy to drink.  Katie has a great palate…..and she gave it…

2007 Clesi Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

Blackberries, vanilla, raisins, and toasted oak… those are the aromas and flavors you may find in the 2007 Clesi Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles.  Tonight I found this wine to be acidic up front, with a medium tannic sensation.  The tannins ultimately faded, leaving a watery and woodsy feel lingering in my mouth.  For fans of California fruit-bomb cabernets, you…