From the Cellar

3 Reds and Short Ribs (California / Chile / France)

30 May 2018

 

(November 19, 2016) ... one of my favourite meals as we head into the winter months in Canada are short ribs, I have tried countless recipes to find the perfect one and I also love to pair them with some big wines, this was tonight's offering:Liberty School 2003

Liberty School 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (California) ... dried blackberry, cassis, and sweet dark fruit on the palate with gentle spice and pepper notes - still very drinkable and quite possibly the best wine of the night; looks good on Liberty School, was not sure what to expect, but I got a lot more than I bargained for.

Santa Carolina 2008Santa Carolina 2008 Reserva de Familia Carmenere (Chile) ... brambly dried dark fruit and pepper, but there's also a slight oxidation here ... it was the third best wine of the night, and that's not saying much in a grouping of three.

Chateau de Segure 2013Chateau de Segure 2013 Vieilles Vignes Fitou (France) ... minty, blackberry, smoky-vanilla and black cherry (all things I would have expected from the Chilean wine, so what are they doing in France?)  This one opened up quite nicely through the coarse of the evening and gave us a second wine to drink after the Liberty School.

 

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