Monthly Wine Pick: Llano Estacado’s 2013 Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Llano Estacado Winery 2013 Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.pngI have tried some new red wines lately and have to admit that I have not cared for any of them. I tend to like a dry wine that is less sweet with richer nuances such as leather and wood, but it seems like everything I have tried lately tastes like grape juice.

I was pleasantly surprised to find Llano Estacado Cellar Reserve 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. Llano winery is a local Texas winery which consistently produces some exceptional wines. This one scored with me. If you are like me and prefer a more rustic dry wine then I highly recommend it. The wine is complex with aromas of current and cherry. It also has hints of cedar (which I love) supported by full tannins.

This wine will be excellent with any type of beef or lamb. I could even see this complimenting Texas BBQ which is not an easy feat for wine.

Life is better with good food, good wine, and great design!

Robin's Signature

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Open House Event Recipes!

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We hosted an open house at our new location a couple weeks back and had a great turnout! We were able to raise both awareness and funds for Hope4Minds, a wonderful charity that helps children who have suffered from an acquired brain injury. We were also treated to some amazing jambalaya from Chef Mike with Nola Kitchen and delicious wine pairings from Russ Donaldson from Wine Shop at Home.

Robin made some tasty homemade appetizers for the event as well, and we were so excited to hear from everyone that they wanted loved it all and wanted the recipes! So, by popular demand, here are the printable recipe cards from our open house!

Sparkling Lemon Thyme-Peach Lemonade

Spinach Chile Artichoke Dip

Easy Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip

Cajun Spicy Marinated Green Beans

Thank you all so much for attending, and remember, life is better with good food, good wine, and great design!

Robin's Signature