In case you have not heard, today is Cabernet Day. This is the brain-child of Rick Bakas at St. Supery Vineyards. Worldwide, across four continents, there are over 50 wineries, 600 wine drinkers and 100 restaurants participating both on-line and with on-site events today. Early indications suggest that it will be the biggest on-line wine tasting ever held. Anyone can participate by using the #Cabernet tag on social network sites. Information is being shared while both virtual and real tastings are happening. Everyone is invited to critique their favorite Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc wines.
I celebrated Cabernet Day early this year. We had friends over for dinner last Friday and, for the main course, I cooked a 5 lb beef tenderloin with twice baked potatoes. We shared 3 different Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that night.
I enjoyed it all too much to make tasting notes but I assure you that they were all excellent.
Our line-up included 2006 Luna Cabernet Sauvignon-North Fork, which seemed to be the group favorite, followed by 2005 MacCauley and 2003 Rutherford Hill. Each is a wine that I would recommend.
Just because I celebrated early, it does not mean that I won't be celebrating again. Raise a glass of your favorite Cabernet tonight and tell the world what you think, everyone out there really does want to know!