Robust holiday reds have made their way onto shelves in H-E-B’s Wine Department. Wine Manager Michael Catalano at The Cellar at San Felipe shared his recommendations for full-bodied Napa cabs, two different styles, along with a sparkling rosé that caught our eye for New Year’s Eve…
Cathy Corison harvests her cabernet first before anyone else in Napa Valley. This Corison Cabernet Sauvignon is a throwback to the old style cabs…light, delicate and elegant. Nice acidity and a lower alcohol content on this one (around 13-13.5%) makes for an excellent pairing wine at $79.
Howell Mountain’s O’Shaughnessy is a cool climate cab harvested at high elevation–hence the dense, intense color! It’s a powerful Napa cab sure to raise an eyebrow or two for $89. 😉
Any time you hear a cork pop, fun is sure to follow. Celebrate NYE with Albert Bichot’s Brut Rosé – a crémant made using the classic champagne method, though not a Burgundy, so retail price is not nearly as expensive. This guy is dry (not sweet), with a festive pinkish color that can’t help but put you in a good mood!
Be sure to look out for H-E-B’s annual cab sale leading into the week of Christmas…10% off all in-store cabernets! For more delicious recipes and fun food and wine pairing ideas, subscribe to my newsletter.