|Steininger Cabernet Sauvignon Sekt, Sparkling Rose' 2010|
One of my absolute FAVORITE places to enjoy wonderful wines, tapas and great company is at Old Vines Wine Bar in lower village, Kennebunk. It's not unusual to find a fellow artist or compatriot there and always a pleasure to sit with a super gracious bar staff. Thanks Scott & Ben!
WINES for the evening ... I am loving the Steininger Cabernet Sauvignon Sekt, sparkling Rose' from Kamptal, Austria, distributed here in Maine through CRUSH Distributors. Have you ever tried a sparkling Cabernet Sauvignon?? I had the opportunity of tasting it this past spring and was so happy to be reunited with it again at Old Vines. It's not what you might imagine, given the varietal. This is the loveliest light salmon pink color, not unlike a provencale rose'. Wild berries such as raspberries, strawberries, faint wild roses and perhaps some herbaceousness, along with a creamy mouthfeel make this a lively and elegant experience ... a little racy with a sparkly dry finish! Enjoy with some marcona almonds or selection of cheeses & arugula salad.
|Bartender Scott Doherty pouring Steininger sparkling Cab Rose'|
|Compatriots enjoying the Steininger Cabernet Sparkling Rose!|
Available in retail locations: Browne Trading Co. & Whole Foods, Portland.
Friends Deborah and Marc generously shared their bottle with me!
|Domaine du Bel Air Bourueil - Cabernet Franc|
Bourgueil is an appellation in the Loire Valley located in the region of Touraine and one of the few areas in the Loire focused on red wines.
|Radio Coteau Syrah 2011|
|Old Vines Owner Mike Farrell|
Old Vines Wine Bar173 Port Road, Kennebunk, ME