A review of River's End Monterey Cab for Weekend Wine Reviews #284. Post may contain affiliate links.
We are a fan of Cabernet Sauvignon's here at the Sidewalk Shoes household. We really loved the Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon that we reviewed February. Now, we have another one to add to our favorites, this River's End Monterey Cabernet.
This wine is produced in Monterey's Salinas Valley. The grapes receive intense sunshine through the day, while at night the cool air comes in from the Pacific Ocean. This give the cabernet vines optimal balance to fully ripen. As an interesting side note the Salinas Valley is just inland from Monterey. It grows much of our nation's produce like lettuce, cauliflower and broccoli. John Steinbeck was born and raised in the Salinas Valley. Many of his novels feature Monterey County, including East of Eden and Cannery Row.
River's End Monterey Cab, 2013, $30 - Wine Insider's Club. They say: This is a youthful Cabernet that drinks full and is satisfying all around. It tastes like: black currant, black cherry, red bell pepper, baking spices, and cedar. It is best served at room temperature. It pairs well with: grilled beef, bison kabobs and baked eggplant. We say: rich and full bodied with ripe cherries. Very nice! Buy again: yes!