We met our friends Amber and Paul for dinner last night at one of our favorite restaurants, Antica Trattoria. This was a perfect occasion to share some wine, so we brought along a couple bottles of 2007 Niner Bootjack Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon.
This isn't a huge Cab, going for subtler flavor and a soft mouth feel instead which made it delicious with the pasta and meat dishes we ordered. The nose smelled like light berry with a little earth, while the taste reminded us of blueberry and plum with soft tannins on the finish.
We discovered Niner on our first trip to the Paso Robles wine region in 2011 (see, "First Impression: Paso Robles Wine Country"). Their beautiful tasting room, outstanding wine, and excellent value were all impressive, and they definitely warrant a return visit. After sharing some of their wine last night, we may need to go sooner than later to replenish our stock!
As you can see from the picture below, the wine continued to hold its own with dessert.