This week’s wine has been provided courtesy of English Newsom Cellars, located in Lubbock, Texas. So of course I have prepared a delicious meal to pair alongside this treat. To taste this wine yourself, be sure to visit their Holiday Open House this Saturday: December 14, 2019 from 1pm to 7pm. See their website or Instagram page for more details. (www.englishnewsom.com)
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Steve and Cindy Newsom Vineyards, Hockley County
Pairing Menu: Balsamic Glazed Lamb Chops, Cranberry Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon and Buttered Baby Potatoes with Scallions.
Wine Tasting Notes: ( I decanted the wine for about 45 mins)
Bouquet: Smells like a Cabernet! (Those of you who are Cabernet fans will know what I mean! And I am a FAN!) Hint of spice and floral.
Taste: Black Cherry with Deep Rustic Tannins. There are also notes of Earth and Spice left on the lips and cheeks.
I love how the wine paired with my lamb. The wine did not detract from my dish and the gaminess of the lamb provided a platform to display the deep rustic tannins and earth notes in the wine. I think this wine will pair very well with any game meat of your choice.
Thank you to English Newsom Cellars for gifting me this wine and thank you Smileys for continuing to join me in this adventure of exploring food and wine. Looking forward to sharing with you again! XOXO, Smiling Danny
** See My September 19, 2017 Post for Braised Lamb Recipe**