Friday, July 13, 2012

2008 Bonneau Los Carneros Hyde Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon on TV Tuesday Cellars of Sonoma

Absolute treat to taste and enjoy these fine wines from Bonneau's Vintner John Bambury. TV Tuesday from Cellars of Sonoma is a weekly show where owner/host Scott Jordan showcases the wines/winemakers in his establishment with the viewers. On weeks where winemakers may be just too busy making wine, Scott incorporates food pairings and even aroma sessions. Shows are full of wine knowledge and viewers are encouraged to ask questions. Tonight's guest is full of wine facts and a great guest. The 08 Cabernet is a beauty full of rich dark fruit, elegant aromas and pairs well with food. Joining me tonight Dezel, Grace, Jodi, Shawn & Brad all blogger

I opened 2 hours before show time to give the wine enough breathing time. Aromas of blackberry, plum, red raspberry with a nice clove spice treats the nose. The longer this wine is open the more defined and big the fruit is on the nose. Quality juice.

I paired with olive oil/rosemary crackers with roast beef and a dollop of creamy horseradish on one side of the plate and smoked cheddar cheese on the other. Delicious with this wine. Flavors of juicy plum, raspberry and blackberry followed by a slight smokey oak/spice finish. Love the dark fruit which lingers long in the taste.

John I thought the 07 was magnificent but this 08 is even better. Scott nice job spoiling your wine club members and bloggers with this selection.
Tune in next week to see what tasty morsel is in the glass at Cellars of Sonoma TV Tuesday Live and maybe you will have a chance to win wine for $1.00 per bottle. Snooze you lose!


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