The Lowdown: 2013 Rickshaw Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Vintage: 2013

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

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.

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