Wine Wednesday – I’m in love!

October 10th, 2012

Such a joy to find a wine that makes my heart sing!   After sharing a mediocre merlot with a friend, I poured it out and, on impulse, opened a bottle of Toby Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.From their website:

Toby Lane Vineyards

Our family motto is fine wine begins with superb soil and exceptional grapes. We focus on being attentive farmers in the meticulous care of our vineyards, and believe the fruit should be nurtured with passion and care throughout the journey from vine to wine. We use only the best hand-picked fruit from our teroir in the Alexander Valley – one of the finest appellations in Sonoma County. Our family hopes you enjoy this wine as much as we do.

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Toby Lane Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is complex and elegant with the expression of fruity and savory elements. The wine has rich and full flavors of plum and blackberry. The finish is long and smooth with well integrated tannins. This wine has been aged in both French and American Oak for two full years before bottling.

Toby Lane Cabernet Sauvignon


What can I say — I opened this wine for Wine Wednesday as a whim.  After the 1st delicious glass, I cooked dinner!  I wanted to enjoy this wine with food to fully enjoy and appreciate its mild tannins and fruit.  The plums really stood out, giving the wine a slightly sweet sense.

Toby Lane Cab is the 3rd or 4th Alexander Valley Cab I’ve loved.   I’m thinking I need a series on Alexander Valley wine to better understand what about this area I gravitate towards.

Can’t wait to find more of this!  This wine is like a boyfriend I want to see every week, not just on an ‘as-needed’ basis.


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