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Thursday, July 17, 2008

2005 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon wine review

2005 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon: This wine sells for about $20.00

I'm not really sure if this is an unusual pairing or this wine is a superior food friendly wine. Either way I cannot speak more highly of this wine, which paired ever so nicely with the Island Girl Ribs. My wife and I brought dinner to a friend who had a bicycle accident (and is on the mend with a separated shoulder) and she had this marvelous bottle of wine open and waiting as we walked in. The wine had beautiful extraction, deep hues of blueberry and crimson at the edges. The bouquet spoke eloquently of the coming attraction. This wine rolled over by palate with a sea of long lasting flavors. See the wine makers notes below, which aptly describe this wines flavor profile.

Back to the dinner: Okay, yes I was the cook and I thought wow this is good. I will throw out my recipe and you can decide for yourself. Here is the menu:


-Island Girl Pork Ribs



-Fried rice, and sautéed Vermicelli








-Spinach Salad, bacon, eggs, grape tomatoes, onions and shredded Mozzarella cheese, with a highly addictive poppy seed dressing, yum!



-For dessert homemade (oatmeal crumb top) peach cobbler, with vaniller ice cream.









Preparation and ingredients:Fresh pork ribs, boil on high for about 20 minutes, add to water dried onions, ginger, garlic. While this is going prepare the "island girl sauce" ketchup, honey, garlic, ginger, onions, olive oil, molasses and some red wine vinegar. Stir and warm this sauce. Take ribs immediately from boiling water and put into prepared sauce. Coat thoroughly and let cook on low for an hour or two. Just a note about the sauce, I never make it the same way twice.

Tasting Notes - Aromas of blackberry, plum, clove, coffee, and cassis with hints of toasty oak and sweet vanilla. On the palate cassis, coffee and toasted oak add to this rich and mouth-filling Cabernet. It has a lingering finish is the result of a well-suited to take on any meal.

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