April 2012 Voyagers Guild…$62

JAQK Cellars – 22 Black  Cabernet  2007 – Napa Valley, California   

Why 22?  Well, thre’s the atomic number of Titanium, the stealthy F-222 Raptor, Catch – 22, and he number of bones in your head. There’s the fact that there are 22 balls in snooker, 22 players on a football field, and it’s the number of NFL’s all-time leading rusher. There are also the classic roulette sceses in the The Sting, Losin America, and of course, Casablanca. Number 22, one helluva number…….The entry is full and round with mouth-filling tannins. The evolution has a strong presence throughout the enitre pallet without being overly heavy. this is a powerful yet balanced wine with a long finish. A classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon………. A wine as bold an charismatic as 22 Black is the perfect foil rich culinary dishes such as expresso rub New York steak, beef bourginon, Italian hearty pastas with Oregano, shitake mushrooms, and Black Raspberry sorbet…..Best cheeses: Camembert,  Sharp Cheddar.   Retail – $39.99   Wine Club $32……………………………………………………………..

 

 

  JAQK Cellars – Bone Dance Merlot   2008 – Napa Valley,      California ….Dice have have been with us a long, long time. Early shamans tossed bones to divine the intent of the gods. Homer’s Iliad mentions Theban dice. The Romand legions passed the time i siege by rolling dice on the backs of their sheilds, betting equilment and food. Richard the Lionheart was a fan of Hazard, which was the name the game had as it made its way to the New World. …..Round and Blanced from beginning to end. The chewy and mouth-coating tannins create a long finish that is refreshing without showing over-extraction…. The light, balanced and medium body mouthfeel is perectly suited for moderately intense recipes, such as Morrocan lamb with dates, Coq au Vin, light tomato sauce pasta, veal sweet Italian sausage, cheese stuffed figs and chocolate with raspberries.  Best Cheeses:   Havarti, Gorgonzola, Fontina. ……………………. Retail $37   Wine Club $30

 

 


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