Sunday, January 24, 2010

Introducing The Gourmet Groupie's other love... WINE

No meal in my home is ever complete without a great bottle of wine. My husband, Justin, and I met in college talking about wine and both share an extreme passion for the juice. Two years ago, Justin became a wine consultant with Opici Distribution Company of Florida. We have the opportunity to taste endless amounts of wine. Justin and I will work on the wine part of this blog together.

Recently, we opened a bottle of 2003 Falcor Cabernet Sauvignon. Falcor is a small boutique winery in Napa Valley, California. The winery was established in 1999 by two attorneys, James Peterson and C. Micheal Bee, from West Virginia. As enthusiastic wine lovers and regular visitors to California’s North Coast wine country, Bee and Petersen decided to take the plunge and start their own winery. They teamed up with winemaker Ray Coursen, then owner of Napa Valley's Whitehall Lane and now owner of Elyse Winery, he has made their wines from Day 1. Falcor winery focues on producing limited quantity, handcrafted wines.

The Falcor 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex and full bodied wine with a silky mouth feel, great length and classic expressions of spice, chocolate, dark fruits and cigar box flavors. This wine pairs great with grilled or roasted meats as well as grilled vegetables like portobello mushrooms and bell peppers, to compliment the dark, rich, earthy tones the wine expresses.

Varietal Details: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petite Verdot

14.5% Alcohol

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