Good Taste is Worth the Effort
I haven’t been doing a lot of cooking lately. Now I understand when my mother says she was also a great cook, before she had kids.
Turns out that getting up at 6 a.m. (that’s in the morning) to walk the dog and ensure he’s properly exercised and mentally stimulated takes a toll.
As does making sure he doesn’t eat whatever disgusting thing he found on the side of the road.
As does trying to make sure he’s eating what he’s supposed to be eating, why isn’t he eating? The label on the can says he should be eating 2 1/2 cans’ worth, and he certainly hasn’t eaten that much!
By the end of the day, I’ve been too wiped out to do anything than reach for my phone and order from DoorDash.
But when I opened tonight’s wine, I decided it deserved at least a minimum amount of effort from me to pair it with some real food. It’s one of my WineFolly wine club selections, 2019 Podere Sapaio Volpolo.
This wine is a Super Tuscan, meaning it’s made from grapes not native to Italy. It’s a hefty 14.5% alcohol, and made up of 70% cabernet sauvignon, with some petit verdot and merlot rounding out the blend. It’s very earthy and foresty on the nose, and tight blackberry on the palate.
If you love cab sauv, you’re gonna love this. It’s a massive tannin bomb. This is definitely a steak wine, with some roasted cauliflower on the side. Anything charred or roasted will do. I know you can’t smell my dinner, but if you’d like an unbiased observer opinion on the aroma…
Cab sauv isn’t my favorite varietal, but this is a very well-made wine with tons of structure. But I would let it mature longer in the bottle. Invest in some now, lay it down for at least five or seven more years, and it should be silky and mellow.
I’m sure things will get back to normal around here once the lad and I get our routines down. Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s almost 8:30, and I need to think about getting ready for bed…