We hit our first 70 degree day on April 9th and all of the snow from a long winter was gone. We opened windows to let the fresh air in and it was wonderful hearing the Cardinals and Robins sing! Kids and adults were outside walking the streets with their dogs and it just felt good. We knew that old man winter could still strike as we had snow the first week of May last year, but today we were celebrating and it was one of those days where we had to grill something. We pulled a couple of pork chops from the freezer and it was my job to decide what to pair with the wine.
After pondering in the cellar and pulling bottles, I decided on this 2004 PreVail Back Forty red wine, which paired well with the marinated pork chops.
Medium color depth and a garnet hue.
The PreVail red wine was aromatic, young-fruity, and I noted bing cherry, blue berry, black berry, caramel, spice, oak.
This wine was not dry. It was full-bodied and slightly tart initially with tannins that were medium and slightly astringent. There were deep rich mid-palate flavors with a long mid-palate finish.
Wine makers notes:
APPELLATION Alexander Valley
BLEND 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
COOPERAGE 80% new French oak, 20% older French oak
How much: $80.00.
I rated the 2004 PreVail Back Forty Cabernet Sauvignon three glasses.
Life is too short to drink crappy wine!