Celebrate International Cabernet Sauvignon Day August 29 with Newton, Unfiltered, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2011

When you are seated at a restaurant the hostess usually hands you two things to peruse, the menu and the wine list. Everyone knows that the menu was put together by the chef to tantalize you with his latest creations and his old favorites.

Customers often don’t realize how the wine list is also put together with great care. Countless tastings with salespeople, going to trade tastings, trying to get the best prices and unique offerings for the guests, and then training and explaining the wines to wait staff to aid the customers in choosing a wine to enjoy their food with.

Just as the chef likes to show off new dishes, the person who puts together the wine list likes to show off their skill in offering new and eclectic wines to the customers. Unfortunately, in the attempt to offer unique wines, old favorites are sometimes left off the list. Real wine pros have never lost their excitement for these classic wines, just like the chef still relies on his greatest hits.

It is time for these people to re-embrace these fantastic wines. One wine that has never gone out of style is Newton, Unfiltered, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2011. Newton has been creating fantastic wine since its inception in 1977. The founders also have be practicing sustainable farming since the beginning, before it was trendy, they just knew that if they took care of their land, the land would give back in producing great grapes.

The Newton, Unfiltered, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2011 is dark garnet red in the glass. Its nose is a complex maze of dark berries, plums, earth, toasted oak, dark cacao and minerals. The Newton, Unfiltered, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2011 palate shows off the fruit up front, backed by eucalyptus, graphite, cacao, vanilla and rich earthiness. The winemaker who ages the wine for over a year in new French oak barrels attains these aromas and flavors.

Pair the Newton, Unfiltered, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2011 with a juicy New York Strip Steak or even herb crusted Colorado lamb chops. The best day to cook these dishes and open a bottle of the Newton, Unfiltered, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2011 is August 29, International Cabernet Sauvignon Day!

Delicious meat, fantastic Newton, Cabernet Sauvignon and International Cabernet Sauvignon Day, sounds like a great day.

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