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Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

by Nannette Eaton on July 7, 2010

“I’ll live a lush life in some small dive.”  — Billy Strayhorn

Lush is the perfect word for Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.  Perfect is also apt.  Words fail, as this is such a beautiful drop.  The wine is plush, lush and berry crush.  Sublime and divine.  Mesmerizing and enchanting.  Complex but approachable.  Captivating.  Alluring.

The perfect food pairing varies.  If you’re living the lush life, the classic pairing is grilled filet mignon.  If you’re living life in some small dive, pairing it with a burger and fries is divine.  Both pairings work on both ends of the spectrum, whether you’re the King of the Hill or King of the Road.

The details: 14.5% alcohol.  Cork closure.  Appellation: Napa Valley.  The grapes were sourced from  Howell Mountain, Oakville and southern Napa County.  Aged twenty-one (21) months in French oak.  The wine retails for $59 USD (with the half-bottle price of $30 and the magnum running $118) and can be purchased directly from Cornerstone Cellars.  This was a media sample, generously provided by the winery.

The music match is the sublime jazz standard the “Lush Life” from my friend Fran Hartshorn’s debut album Introducing Fran Hartshorn. She’s got the goods, my friend.  The words I’ve used to describe the wine also express her lush, sultry voice.  Buy the album from through CD Baby or iTunes.

Whether you’re living the lush life, or simply a lush; silky smooth jazz and world-class wine will soothe the disillusioned and the world-weary.