Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Nia Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015
The Nia Cabernet is a lighter style Cabernet so don't come looking for gripping tannins, heady alcohol, and extracted wood notes. Rather this is a Cabernet ideal for happy hour and lighter fare. The grapes are primarily sourced from California's Mokelumne Valley in Lodi. It is made with 80% Cabernet Sauvignon (Concannon Clone) and 20% Merlot and aged in seasoned French oak for a period of nine months. The wine is made by Ed Killian, a veteran California winemaker with more than three decades at his craft. Buy this one by the case.
Nia translates as intention or will in a number of languages. The mission of Nia wines is to offer complex value-minded wines. The wines are crafted by Ed Killian, a veteran California winemaker with over 30 years of experience. Killian has been the lead winemaker at Chateau Souverain since 1995. Nia's creator, Phil Laramore, sources fruit from California's great wine appellations. At the moment Nia offers Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon all selling for just under $10 a bottle. These are ideal house wines and everyone's "Tuesday night " wine. Buy the Nia wines by the case.
Brilliant, medium ruby color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of blackberry, five spice, and raspberry with supporting notes of red cherry and vanilla. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of cassis and plum. The finish is delicate as it lingers with silky tannins. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a supple texture.
How to Serve
All you need is a glass but this fresh and fruity Cab pairs beautifully with beef kebobs, burgers, and tomato sauces.
Price: $ 9.99
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