With a bit of cooler temps hitting the Keys the past few day, I took advantage and popped open another wonderful red wine. A long time favorite of mine, J. Lohr Seven Oaks Paso Robles Cabernet, 2005. This is an inexpensive, $13.00, full bodied cabernet. Oh yum, when you open that cab your nose picks up that lovely dark cherry aroma that makes my mouth water. On the pour you will see that dark red with some purple colored liquid just flowing into your glass. Now swirl (one of my favorite words) it and stick your nose into the glass. Nice isn't it! Once you have went thru all of that, you deserve to start drinking. The tannins are nicely balanced so it is a smooth trip down your throat. On the palate I can taste the dark cherry flavor with a hint of spice, maybe cloves. It has a nice lingering finish that makes you want to have another sip. We like a lot of tomato based foods in our house, plus grilled out items with, sometimes, heavy sauces. J. Lohr goes great with all!