Lush Wine, Artsy Label – Sketchbook Cabernet

2010 Sketchbook Cabernet SauvignonWhile dining at the lovely Brio Tuscan Grille in Boca Raton, Florida I saw a very interesting bottle of wine on the counter of the bar. It was a Sketchbook Cabernet Sauvignon with hand-drawn sketches of Mendocino County California on the labels. I later learned that these labels were sketched by artists Bill Shedds and Randy Grochoske and are meant to reflect the beautiful Mendocino countryside and the free-spirit of the winemakers.

Sketchbook Cabernet is a lush, full-bodied, velvety wine with complex aromas and appealing layers of sweet cherry, plum and black currant flavors accented with hints of  mocha & toasty cedar. The wine has a wonderful balance with a long fruity finish enhanced by oak overtones. Truly a wine I enjoyed with my Italian pasta dinner and one I would purchase to enjoy at home.

Food pairing: Pair with red-sauced pastas, red meats, lamb, rich cheesy vegetable dishes, aged cheeses and, my favorite, dark chocolate.

Price Range: $17.99-$21.99

4 out of 5

 

Rating: 4/5 corks

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