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Happy Hour: 2007 Lander-Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon

In general, during the warmer months, I prefer white wines, but ever since I attended a wine and chocolate pairing earlier this Summer, I've been prone to winding down with a chunk of chocolate and a glass of big, complex red wine.

My recent favorite? The ridiculously low-priced 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Lander-Jenkins ($14). I've gotten into the habit of pulling out the largest stemware I have, pouring myself a few ounces of this dark Cabernet, and watching Conan O'Brien's monologue before climbing into bed.

I love that it's full-bodied but not overly tannic. A swirl in the glass produces thick tears of liquid, indicating a high alcohol content, yet each sip is incredibly smooth. The wine's plummy, mellow flavor pairs perfectly with a piece (or two) of dark chocolate. Have you ever tried Lander-Jenkins Cabernet? What did you think of it?

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Antioxidant Antioxidant 7 years
I like your style.
Blix Blix 7 years
I'll look for it. Right now, i'm having happy hour myself!!
MandyWH MandyWH 7 years
I haven't tried this one in particular yet (although I will now!), but I do looove a rich red wine as dessert/a pre-bed snack.
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