A Year in Wine

“If I got anything out of this relationship, it is cheek meat.” We will be having rainbow snapper for dinner. Kay had bought them at a fish monger on Saturday on a whim. They were pin-striped in a shimmer of chilly gold and pale and their eyes sparkling...

Jardin 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch

A brick-like color leads to a nose of pure graphite and green pepper–quintessential cabernet sauvignon. That green quality follows through on the mid-palate, but it’s softened by some herbal tea and fig notes hovering around the edges. The finish, however,...