WHEREAS: The Ministry of the Vinterior is now supplying per annum wine rations to the general population.
The Ministry pledges to work tirelessly on behalf of its loyal subjects, scrutinizing wine regions and vineyards the world over, selecting only those which meet the Ministry's rigorous demands for quality, value and regional authenticity. As well as, and of course, an allegiance to the Party of the Vinterior in that vintage year.
HENCEFORTH, Ministry subjects are assured of complete satisfaction with superior quality wine rations which may come from as close to home as Sonoma but as far reaching as Mendoza, Bordeaux or beyond.
The 2018 Ministry of the Vinterior Cabernet Sauvignon broods a deep burgundy color with flirty purple undertones. The nose is inviting with red currants, blackberries and a hint of blackberry. In the mouth, the wine reveals a sexy mix of black cherries, blackberries, pipe smoke and espresso tightly woven into a matrix of supple and broad tannins that layer the flavors densely and persistently on the tongue. The finish reveals a light touch of vanilla and caramel oak, lingering with a silkiness that invites another sip.
Proprietor-négociants, Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister work with a handful of California's most respected grape growers and wineries selecting the finest rows, plots, barrels, and lots from each vintage. They blend these selections into finished wines which carefully balance ripeness and acidity to achieve both regional typicity and unique, expressive flavor profiles. The source of our 2016 rations was small, hand-tended vineyard plots renowned for producing fruit with the essential qualities to make a deep and complex wine with acid and tannins that will preserve it for decades.
Food Pairing Notes
Try this stunning Cab with a pan seared skirt steak served with garlic roasted potatoes and a wilted spinach salad with bacon.