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3CV Cimarone Sauvignon Blanc 

Civil unrest for #CabernetDay 

Today is Cabernet day. As I sit in my home currently over 90 degrees and contemplate which bottle to drink for this Summer day, I cannot over come the heat element. Who doesn't love the king of grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon? I dig it, but cannot bear the thought of drinking Cabernet without sitting on a block of ice or at the very least leaning my head inside the refrigerated section of the grocery store.


While many will undoubtedly be sitting poolside basking in the Summer sun sipping Cabernet today in celebration, well, maybe not. So, for #cabernetday, I am having an unplanned rebellion. Instead of big, bold, tannin paired up with a steak, I'll be having grilled shrimp drizzled with olive oil under a bed of fresh mango salsa all paired with a light and refreshing Cimarone 3CV Sauvignon Blanc. After all, Sauvignon Blanc is the blonde mother of Cabernet Sauvignon, so we are still keeping it in the family.

#WBC14 (wine bloggers conference) is coming next July to Santa Barbara County. I look forward to this event for many reasons, and one is for others to learn/hear/see/taste that Santa Barbara can produce very high quality Bordeaux varietals like: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petite Verdot, and yes of course Sauvignon Blanc. 

The Santa Barbara AVA, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara is one of the hottest pockets inside Santa Barbara County and perfectly suited to produce stellar Sauvignon Blanc. 

The (Cimarone) 3CV is light, refreshing, showing tropical notes, pineapple, lemon peel, herbaceous grassy characteristics, and has nice barrel integration with just a kiss of oak. The beautiful acidity just draws you back like a temptress wanting to jump back into the pool. At $15.99 makes you want to do a cannon-ball! 

Beat the heat, and drink Sauvignon Blanc on hot days and lets have Cabernet on a not so hot day. When things cool off, Cimarone will be there for you with their Cabernet Sauvignon and Cab blends.