I know I know I’m in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay country! But that’s what makes it that much more refreshing to find THE best Cabernet Sauvignon in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The 2007 from Raines Vineyard spent 2 years in French oak so I presume that gave it the velvety smooth texture and finish that kept me wanting more even after I drove out of their driveway. But the fruit was also outstanding. Full of that dark cherry and even blueberry mouthwatering richness, it would be a great pairing for any saucy steak, short ribs, or blue cheese burger.
Gotta go back to Hindquarter!