“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” — Edgar Allan Poe
On the darkest day of the year, it’s seems apt to curl up with a deep rich velvety cabernet sauvignon. Our pick is Bodega Septima Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, a wine from Argentina in the Southern Hemisphere where it’s the first day of summer. The Septima Cabernet Sauvignon is dense deep red with plums and fruit jam on the nose with flavors of rich dark cherries, blackberries with strong tannins and a vanilla finish. The perfect pairing for a big red on a dark winter night is the Tiny Urban Kitchen’s Braised Lamb Shanks. The music match is the haunting “Atheists Christmas Carol” by the incomparable Vienna Teng from the album Warm Strangers.
The details: 14.0% alcohol. Cork closure. Appellation: Luján de Cayo. Varietal: cabernet sauvignon. The retail price is about $10 USD (depending on market forces and how much the taxman needs love in your jurisdiction). This was a media sample generously provided by the winery.