Marvel at this Cat’s medium ruby colour. Ask your tongue to dance with the bright, well-balanced blend. Wild berry aromas and lively accents of plum and raspberry swing together with crisp acidity and light tannins for one finesse of a finish. Juicy, man, juicy.
Play this velvety number solo or play it with something equally as smooth. Try Kenny G, Keiko Matsui, or David Sanborn. Some Diana Krall will definitely groove, too.
Try with Goats Cheese or Brie on your favourite crackers. Maybe with some Ceviche. For entrées, match this Cat with Lamb, Blackened Chicken, Beef Brisket, Tuna, or Striped Bass.
Winemaker John Allbaugh was a natural born jazz fan. As a young boy, he loved it all. Satchmo, Duke, and Bird. Dizzy, Miles, and Ella. Brubeck, Hancock, and Marsalis. But sadly, Little Johnny was no musician. He tried the piano and couldn’t make it go. And when Johnny blew the sax, nothing good happened.
It turns out that what John couldn’t say with a horn, he could swing with the vines. Think of Fat Cat Cellars as an enological expression of a bebop idea. A celebration of soulful vibrations, spontaneous scenes, and good eats. A dialogue between your taste buds and your ear drums.
Fat Cat is all about the dialogue. Wine, music. Music, food. Food, friends. Good friends, good times. It’s simple and complex at the same time. Like a great jazz riff. A ballad in a glass, you dig?
Cellared and bottled by Fat Cat Cellars, Napa, California.
2008 vintage: Gold medal at Tasters Guild International 2009 Wine Judging.
2007 vintage: Wine & Spirits Magazine, June 2009, names
Fat Cat Pinot Noir an "exceptional value" buy.