As I have often said, I love steak on the grill with a good bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon! Last night I cubed up some fillet mignon, and skewered it with onion and grape tomatoes, and an orange teriyaki sauce. I braised the skewers on a very hot grill and served these wonderful steak ka-bobs with a bottle of 2007 Wild Horse Cabernet Sauvignon. Now if that doesn't make for a "mid-summer's night dream", then Billy was not the "Bard".
Wild Horse Winery and Vineyards is in Templeton, California just south of Paso Robles, and part of the Central Coast growing region. Warm days with nights cooled by Pacific Ocean breezes combine to produce some remarkable grapes, yielding very fine wines. The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Wild Horse is a delightful bottle of wine with big fruit up front, followed by a mild toasty oak finish. The nose is heady to say the least, and the flavor swirls with a cherry-berry roundness, which begs for one sip after another.
Like many Cabernets these days, this one is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, accented by the usual cast of characters, headed up by Malbec at 5%. It comes in at 13.9% alcohol and is smoothed out by its 12 months in the barrel. It was great with our skewered fillet, and would be perfect with any steak, or red sauce pasta dish. Norm's score is an 89.
Price - $16 - $19
Score - 89