To kick of the month of Cab Sauv I thought I'd start with something close to home - from the Hunter Valley - de iuliis Winery. This is a winery I'd never been too before last year, but I really enjoyed my visit and have enjoyed all the wines I've tasted there. We only tasted 3 or 4 wines on our visit but we came home with the Cab Sauv and the Chardonnay.
The Cab Sauv is a beautiful cherry colour in the glass. It's smells like black currents and red berries but isn't overwhelming with fruit. The taste was smooth - but I'd like to try it again in a few years and see how it goes after laying it down for a little longer. Right now it's drinking well - plenty of red berry flavours that you would expect from both the smell and colour, and lots of tanins. It's got a long smooth finish which is enjoyable. At only $18 a bottle it's a pretty good deal and I'd be happy coming home to a glass of it any night this winter. In fact I might pour a glass now while I curl up on the couch and snuggle down with the beagles for this winter night.