As we have discussed in the past, while tradition is great and important, it is also important that you enjoy the wines that you truly like and not worry about pairing them up. Such was the case this Sunday. We wanted to eat some good southern comfort food with a mind to eating health and we wanted to drink a type of wine that we typically love.
We did try a new wine that we had never tried before, but went back to our favorite grape variety. Now a little background into the need for the comfort food. To those readers that dont know, all us creators or Sunday Salud are very big Auburn fans, especially Auburn football, some more than others. I fall into the catergory of obsession with it. That being said, our post comes from a sampling of wine and food that was enjoyed the day after Auburns first lose in over 17 games. A game I witnessed myself (see picture below) Hence the reason for the “comfort food”.
On to the wine…
Consumer: Amy & Phil
Name: Silverado Vineyards
Region: Napa Valley California
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol content: 13.9%
Food pairing: Baked fried chicken, garlic mash potatoes and sliced tomatoes and avocados in a vinegrette dressing
Color & Appearance: Very dark, almost black in color
Nose/Aroma: First smell as that of alcohol, with hints of cherry and other dark fruits (blackberry)
Mouth/Flavors: very, very dry (think cotton mouth), muted at first with blackberry and blueberry flavors
Impressions: Not much in the way of flavor, and didn’t really ever open up. It was servicable, but at 20.99 a bottle this should be right in the range of a decent (James!) to solid California Cab. Nothing special, but you should expect more.