This week, we’re thinking about our friends in North America as they’re celebrating two very different traditions: on Friday 2nd of February, there’s Groundhog Day, a date in which the namesake animal helps predict either the arrival of spring or six more weeks of winter; then on Sunday 4th, there’s the Super Bowl Final, a battle between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots.
Whether you prefer to watch the big game or get your Netflix on to watch Bill Murray’s classic Groundhog Day (or simply stream the actual groundhog watching celebration online, which apparently, it’s a thing), for this week’s wine of the week, we are thinking US.
Murphy Goode Cabernet Sauvignon is a good looking Californian, that adds a dash of Cabernet Franc to the Cab Sauv, resulting in a wine of more depth and structure, at a very reasonable price.
Expect aromas of ripe blackberries, black currant preserve and black cherries combined with toasted cocoa nibs and espresso, a hint of licorice rests in the background.
Medium body and strong but not overpowering tannins, this is a big red that doesn’t go over the top but delivers a harmony and ends on a high note.
Murphy Goode Cabernet Sauvignon is available at O’Briens Wine at €22.95.
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.