There are joys of wandering around in a Wine Store (in this case The Wine Bar in Old Town La Quinta). While you never know for certain, there is often a bargain sitting on a shelf which you have wanted to try for a long time. And that’s what happened recently when my wife discovered a 2007 Kenneth Volk Carmody McKnight Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon residing on a shelf, waiting for her to pick up.
As most Paso Robles fans know, Kenneth Volk sources grapes from several Central California sources and successfully creates the unique Kenneth Volk Label. Volk’s 2007 Cab from the Carmody McKnight vineyards is a wonderful example of his ability to create a very good wine from high quality grapes.
The Vineyard is on the west side of Paso Robles and is known for some of California’s most unique soils. With the tutelage of Volk, his wines from the region tend to be special.
The 2007 Cabernet initially has a relatively soft nose, pleasant and with a hint of dark fruit. You will find a trace of Bing Cherry and a light tannin finish. This is a very pleasing combination for a wine which becomes far more complex if let to decant for about an hour. After decanting you will discover a hint of the outdoors plus more fruit complexity.
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon has an alcohol content of 14.5% by volume, typical for this type of wine. It is from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the appellation of Paso Robles.
The wine we purchased was under $40.00 and can be found in better wine stores and on Amazon.com
This is a wine you can enjoy at dinner or share with friends and receive compliments galore.
So if you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, take a walk through a wine store and see what you can discover.
Have a winederful day!