The WA Lowdown is designed to teach our members and readers everything they’ll need to know about the beautiful bottles we feature in our monthly membership box! This edition will shine the spotlight on the 2013 Rickshaw Cabernet Sauvignon, which is nothing if not a classic California Cabernet.
The Nitty Gritty
Home: California (love)
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Occasion: Doing the twist
Best Paired with: Cola Crock Pot Pork Roast
Rock out to: Fats Domino- Blueberry Hill
The Tasting Notes
Three words: ripe, powerful, delicious. California Cabernet has been known to break the swag-o-meter, but there’s no fear of “too much” here. With its plush dark fruits, this juice exudes cool, old-skool and a hillside worth of California spice. Add to it all a graphite edge with a drop of cedar, and you’ve got a wine you won’t soon forget. We just can’t get enough. Seriously… we want more already.
Nose: Cherry picking in a cedar grove
Palate: Complex but versatile. Holds up to steak and gets down with tuna.
The Perfect Pairing
Cola Crock Pot Pork Roast, courtesy of Food.com
3 lbs pork shoulder butt
1 (12 ounce) can Pepsi
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
0.5 (1 1/4 ounce) package onion soup mix
Place roast in crock pot.
Mix soup mix with soup.
Add cola to soup mixture and pour over roast.
Cook on high for 4-5 hours.
When done, remove roast and thicken juices with cornstarch for wonderful gravy.