This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Irony North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

It’s time to start thinking about holiday parties – you may even have plans to go to one tonight. It’s always good to show up with something for the host, especially if it’s a bottle of wine they may want to open right away and share with you! Irony North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect option to impress the host and hopefully have a rewarding sip for yourself too. Sure, it’s the season of giving, but it’s the season of sharing too!

Tasting Notes: Irony Cabernet Sauvignon opens with black cherry, cocoa and cedar notes, followed by ripe, dark fruit and cassis, elegantly delivered over a wave of soft tannins and toasty oak.

Enjoy With: Grilled red meats like bacon cheeseburgers or a T-bone steak with grilled portobello mushrooms, braised meats or rich stews, pizza with meaty toppings, and strong, aged cheeses.

Style: A dry, full-bodied red wine.

Terroir/Region: The North Coast region of California ranges from San Francisco Bay to northern Mendocino, allowing wineries to select ‘North Coast’ grapes from different regions with different attributes. The skill needed here is in blending the best of the regions for a more balanced final wine. Fruit from Napa, Mendocino and Red Hills Lake all contribute to the balance of Irony Cab.

Producer: Three generations of the Indelicato family have steered the winery to the position it holds today, and Irony Wines is the tale of 2 family members. Brothers Jay and Chris Indelicato grew up helping their grandfather in the vineyards while their minds wandered to things like riding their bikes. The ‘Irony’ lies in these two brothers swearing off the family business in their youth, but gradually working their way back into it after doing some growing up. All roads lead to… home.

AvailabilityIrony Cabernet Sauvignon will be available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO and for online ordering on Saturday December 3, but some stores may already have it on the shelf.

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Price: $24.95

LCBO #: 25106

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 14.5% alc./vol.