Wine of the Week: Predator Cabernet


Vintage: 2016

Region: Lodi

Style: Cabernet Sauvignon

Country: USA

Winery: Predator - Rutherford Ranch

Tasting Notes: Dark fruit and spices, a hint of smoke, long finish with just a touch of cocoa

Rating: 🍷🍷🍷

Thoughts: I really, really wish Predator would do a merchandising deal with the Nashville Predators, something like Hamilton did with Federalist. That would be too cool for words. This is a highly drinkable and consistent cab, like all Predator wines.

Pairings: Everything. Seriously. This wine is a great match for platters, antipasto, salmon.

J.T. Ellison

New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes dark psychological thrillers starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the premier literary television show, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.

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