Old Pearl Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
An old dog and a great wine, Old Pearl Cabernet Sauvignon 2015. As you all know I am a dog and a Cabernet Sauvignon Lover. Wandering around my local wine shop looking for an interesting wine to review I came across this one. It is a wine from Shannon Ridge family of wines in Lake County California. I thought doing a California wine for a change would be fun.
Shannon Ridge Winery
Shannon Ridge Winery is based in Lover Lake California and practices sustainable farming using the Ovis Cycle, Ovis is Latin for sheep. The use of sheep keeps the vineyard clean of grass and brush, fertilize the fields making less work for the crews, less mowing, reduces herbicides, helps with wildfire protection and erosion problems.
Old Pearl is a big part of their family as well as a livestock protection dog. She is a Great Pyrenees livestock guard dog and now stationed at the home ranch to keep the bears out of the kitchen. She gave birth to this brand of wine. Once the wine was to temperature and had time to breathe I found the color to be a brilliant dark ruby red. Not much in legs. The aroma is wonderful, full of dark berry and cherry. There is also some oak in it. I tasted it about 1/2 hour after opening and initially the berry, cherry was there and then it was like someone slammed the door. A fast dry end. I gave it another 1/2 – 3/4 of an hour and it opened up. I was able to get the fruits but also anise or tobacco flavor. The finish was long and very dry. Tannins were mild. Alcohol is 13.9%. I had it with a burger and was perfect. I would think it would go fine with grilled roasted meats. This is vinted and bottled in the Kelseyville, California vineyard. I paid $9.99 at ABC Fine Wines and Spirits.
Until next time, stay safe and enjoy!