Sip of the Day
February 19, 2021
Day #50 of the year.
Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon
The ancient Greeks and Romans valued mint for its digestive and refreshing properties, and the Mayans and Aztecs gifted chocolate to the world. And here we are today, National Chocolate Mint Day, celebrating the combined wisdom of ancient civilizations, all wrapped up in a tiny bite-size chocolate-mint. I decided to have some fun with this and tasted three different chocolate mints: Andes, Ghirardelli, and York Peppermint Patty, paired with Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This full-bodied California Cabernet with its elegant tannins, spicy aromas, rich black cherry, hints of tobacco, and vanilla was an excellent match for the refreshing mint and dark chocolate. Clear favorites were Ghirardelli and York Peppermint Patty – Try it!