Last Saturday, my parents were in town visiting for Father's Day weekend. Sally and I took my parents to one of our favorite special occasion restaurants in San Diego, Bertrand at Mister A's to mark the special occasion. The patio of their roofdeck restaurant offers what is arguably the best view in San Diego plus the food and service is superb. (One small ding - their corkage fee is an outrageous $30 per bottle.)
When it's a special occasion, it's a good idea to bring a special occasion kind of wine. For us, one of our go-to wines for big events is PlumpJack Cabernet Sauvignon. (We previously wrote about their 2004 vintage - read that here.) This time, we had two bottles of their 2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, in keeping with the idea that you should always buy at least two bottles if you really like a wine (why you should always buy two bottles).
The wine was outstanding. The nose smelled like cocoa and herbs, tasted like black fruit on the front palate, and finished with full, soft tannins. It was velvety smooth throughout as a good wine should be.
So, what lessons were reinforced?
- Always buy two bottles of the good stuff.
- PlumpJack is a premium wine that's worth it.
- Take good care of your Dad on Father's Day.