Stardust Wines 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Have you heard of Stardust wines? Perhaps you have heard of Michael Dellar? He is a restaurateur whose restaurants have earned Michelin Stars and James Beard Awards. Along with Mort Friedkin, a real estate developer of extraordinary properties, Michael Dellar and Mort Friedkin found the perfect property in Soda Canyon after searching for 20 years for the right property in Napa Valley. A new producer in Napa, their dream became Dellar & Friedkin Vineyard.
We enjoyed this single vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that is barrel aged for 24 months in 75% new French Oak and 25% neutral French Oak. It is cellar aged an additional 24 months before releasing making this wine ready to drink now. This exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet color with black fruit aromas and rich jammy fruit forward flavors of black cherry and black currant flavors with a long finish that lingers on the palette. We found this to be a a well balanced Cabernet with polished velvety tannins. This will continue to age beautifully after another 5-10 years in the cellar. This would pair superbly with a perfectly grilled well-marbled ribeye!
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My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds.
Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's.
Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine!
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