Wine – 2004 Laura Hartwig Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

11152007a.jpgOn my trip to the big city (downtown) this weekend, Sean and I made a quick stop at Kitsilano Wine Cellars and I picked this up on recommendation from Matt. We discussed the thoughts of pairing this one with nice steak, but after a particularly nasty meal at the local Moxie’s (don’t ask me what I was thinking) last night, I figured I was due for a nice glass once I got home.

This was a nice pick-me-up for sure. There was nice tart blueberry on the first swirl, a bit of heat and some brown sugar – a good start. More blueberry and some savoury spice filled my mouth as I sat, my post meal mood rapidly improving. The finish had nice tight, chalky tannins and a little more heat. Tastes like another glass.

Plain and simple, I like this wine. I would say a GOOD steak would certainly be a fantastic accompaniment, however good old breaths of air paired nicely for me. I was certainly happier after a couple of glasses of this one.

~$23 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.

3 1/2 stars