Joostenberg 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich and young. The tannic finish waits half a second to greet you with a sandy paper rub to polish the thickest cheese. Medium-bodied and frankly lush, it will water your mouth without end. Slightly sweet and charmingly pucker-powered, the Western Grape of Joostenberg triumphs.

Taken with extra cheese jalapeƱo pepperoni sausage onion pizza with extra sauce on the side.

Pays d’Oc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Pays d'Oc Cabernet Sauvignon MerlotDrier than a volcanic beach at low tide, tannic as the sun at high noon, strong as it is wild, a true drink for the gods. Overtones of pomegranate and a suggestive aftertaste of crispy, morning bacon. Tried with mahjong spice and dark greens a la garlic.