This week was full of fun memories made with great friends. A baby was born, we partook in a surprise birthday dinner at El Ideas and we enjoyed a cozy, and delicious, Friendsgiving. Needless to say, a lot of wine was consumed, and these three bottles were my favorites:
We brought the Ehlers Cab Franc and the Gandona Cabernet Sauvignon to dinner at El Ideas. The Cab Franc was perfect as we transitioned into the meat courses, but weren't yet eating red meat. This wine has both black and red fruit notes with slight vanilla and is a great way to mix up your red wine game. The 2012 Gandona Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was a treat, and we only opened it in celebration of a great friend. The beautifully structured Pritchard Hill Cab was the perfect accompaniment to the red meat dishes, and was a wonderful way to wind down the meal.
We (I) decided on a nightcap after El Ideas, and headed to my favorite neighborhood spot - The Bristol. Wilson & Wilson's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is, hands down, my favorite Cabernet Sauvignon in its price range. It's beautifully balanced and has old Napa Valley elegance that you don't always find today. We might not have need another bottle, but this wine is always worth enjoying.
*I do sell both the Gandona Estate and the Wilson & Wilson Cabernet Sauvignon. That being said, I still enjoy them enough to spend my own money on the wines :)