Monday, March 9, 2009

Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Picture this: a tender, flavorful filet mignon followed by a dense, thick chocolate torte, you reach for your glass, and taste a heavy extract, California Cabernet Sauvignon called Earthquake.

Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the Lodi region at the northern tip of the San Joaquin Valley, just east of the San Francisco Bay. Earthquake received its name commemorating the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake which coincided with the vineyard’s initial planting.

Ok, let’s see if I can make your mouth water with this description. Imagine a bittersweet, chocolate fudge cake, in harmony with freshly roasted coffee beans, with just a hint of vanilla. Now, bite into a couple of dark, ripe cherries……yummy !

I shared a bottle of Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon with my girlfriend this week. Ladies, if you enjoy a wine with a rustic feel but with friendly, silky tannins, then you will enjoy it as much as she did.

Sample some at Mercy (Bottle $55, Glass $18) with your special someone, as it will definitely place you in the mood.

Vincent Havard