My husband and I were introduced to a wonderful new wine over the weekend. Our friends shared a fantastic Cabernet from Ceago winery in Lake County, Calif. The winery says the wine tastes of "red cherry, mocha, cinnamon and spice." I agree, and more importantly, I thought it was drinkable, flavorful and very complementary of the dinner I served.
This cab was a great addition to my self-proclaimed gourmet BBQ (think steak burgers, and potatoes with arugula, bacon and Gruyere cheese). The cab was smooth and easy to drink. I highly recommend it, and think it would be good with or without food.
After our party finished the bottle, I decided to research the winery online. I discovered the grapes are grown in the unique style of Biodynamics. According to the winery web site: “Biodynamics is a science of life-forces, a recognition of the basic principles at work in nature, and an approach to agriculture which takes these principles into account to bring about balance and healing. Biodynamics is an ongoing path of knowledge rather than an assemblage of methods and techniques.”
In my mind, the most important part of biodynamics farming is that “no use of chemically synthesized fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fumigants, no hormones, antibiotics, growth regulators or GMOs.”
Finally, the winery also says “each farm is a living entity and has its own individuality.” As a Midwestern girl who loves her California wine, I love this motto and I love this wine.