Thursday, October 21, 2021

Waygu Beefsteak dinner with Diamond Mtn Cab Franc

Waygu Beefsteak dinner with Diamond Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc

Son Ryan came over to discuss joint business engagement and he brought Waygu Beefsteaks to cook on the grill. I pulled from the cellar a Constant Diamond Mountain Cab Franc for the occasion. 

Linda prepared ceasar salad, brussel sprouts and baked potatoes and ceasar salad for the dinner. 

Purebred Wagyu Japanese cattle are crossbred with traditional beef cattle breeds to create American Wagyu Beef, considered the finest,  ideal combination of the exceptional intramuscular marbling of purebred Japanese Wagyu, and the intense meaty flavor of traditional American cattle. The result is a perfect blend of famous Wagyu buttery marbling and the robust beef flavor for which American beef is known. It was made famous in the Kobe region of Japan and was traditionally known as Kobe beef, much akin to Champagne hailing from the famous wine region in France.

Constant Diamond Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2007

We tasted and acquired this wine at the magnificent Constant Diamond Mtn. Vineyard and Winery estate high atop Diamond Mountain during our Diamond Mtn Napa Valley Wine Experience back in 2011.

Shown right with the late Freddie Constant is fellow Pour Boy Bill, Beth, Bro-in-law Bill, Jan, Linda and me.

Tonight's tasting was consistent with our previous tasting of this label way back in 2014. 

At fourteen years, this is aging well, perhaps continuing at its apex, and showing no signs of diminution whatsoever. It was delicious and a perfect pairing with the ultra premium Waygu beefsteaks. 

My last tasting note as posted on cellartracker, and blogspot back on 11/21/2014 - I like this wine: 93 Points.

Bright dark ruby/purple colored, medium to full bodied, this was bright vibrant full forward black berry and black currant fruit with a bold punch of sweet almost cinnamon spice accented by tones of mocha chocolate, soft sweet oak with dusty lush pleasing tongue coating lingering tannins.

RM 93 points.