Union Sacré 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara
From the winemaker: This is our right hand man, the wine that we can bring to any daily table and let it light up the room. Le Confident is our way of saying thank you to all those who have so generously opened their lives to us. More than a wine, it is an act of kinship.
We completely agree! Drink/bring/gift this wine with confidence. This is a crowdpleaser full of black cherry, black currant, blackberry (you getting the idea?) black pepper, tobacco, licorice, a touch of vanilla and a faint violet. This cab pairs beautifully with all the usual suspects: steak, grilled anything, and chocolate fondue, but it's not too tannic just to open on its own, alone or with a good friend who could use an ear.