2015 Wood Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon “Especial”
Last night had a bacon wrapped venison tenderloin with whole grain mustard potatoes, baby carrots, Swiss chard and mushroom demi. Meal was at the Copper Grill at The Golf Club at Copper Valley. Paired with Wood Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon “Especial”. It possessed a dark purple & red color which was lush with a medium body on the eyes. On the nose dark cherry was predominate. Upon entry to the palate, it opened up to caramel, chocolate and spices. The finish was smooth and elegant and picks up the French oak it was aged. This won a Gold Medal at the 2109 Alameda County Fair Wine Competition. It also was awarded 90 points from Wine Enthusiast. Their 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon “Especial” won Best of Class at the 2019 SF Chronicle Wine Competition. This was a great pairing sipping and savory the venison.