The title is the beginning of a famous quote from the great Benjamin Franklin. The entire quotation can be found here. But it has to do with wine, and it’s a beautiful thing alright.
It’s one of those lines that makes me feel good about drinking wine, appreciating all the nuances of wine, and simply just being one with vino.
So it brings me such joy to discuss The Federalist wine collection, which I only recently discovered in the last week.
How does this label go unnoticed by me, for so long? Has it not been not out that long? Important questions, but what’s important is that I found it now, I got to try it now, and I can tell you with great confidence, that I adore this wine. This is the 2015 Federalist Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon.
There’s not much to this wine, yet there’s so much. You’ve got your usual dark berries, and the description reads a touch of cinnamon spice. A wine this full of body, structure, and life is perfect for this time of year, the holidays, and any time that feels cold and you want to relax in the luxury of your home or a friends home. Isn’t it funny that I say the word ‘luxury’ when The Federalist collection prides themselves on being called Luxury Wine. That’s word association my friends. They got me!
At around $15-$17, and maybe listed a bit higher in some retailers, it’s worth it’s weight in dare I say, Benjamins. I did just say that. No but it’s worth spending more than the usual $10-$15 I prefer to find in my vintages.
And enjoy this at a friends house I did, as we watched something called the Olympics. Maybe you’ve heard about them.
This post is also a special for the city of Philadelphia. They’re celebrating something special and this is my tip of the cap and homage to the city of Brotherly Love and a city that is so fun to visit. In that spiritual essence, for me to grab the Benjamin Franklin label bottle doesn’t seem like a coincidence.
I don’t believe in such things.
But I do believe in this wine and what is represents. It’s a simple Cabernet Sauvignon, yet those are often the best kinds. The tannins, the depth, the structure, and the finish that lasts and lasts is what makes this wine truly a winner. I think enjoying it with good company, watching an event we only see ever so often, makes the wine and experience all that much better.
This wine and experience was worth it. I always question what takes me so long to discover such charming labels and even more charming wine. But that’s always the joy of this lifelong journey. We’re not meant to have every wine, and every mine is not meant to find us. It’s definitely a great ride when you’re sipping one after the other, at a tasting, or with friends. But the best bottles are always the ones savored, appreciated, and shared with good company.
That’s what life is all about. That and a celebration of great events that only come ever-so-often, a celebration of American heroes, and a celebration of ourselves. We’re pretty awesome too!
I would love to try another Federalist Wine down the line, and I’m confident the experience will be just as breathtaking. I’m in full Olympics mode so my words may mirror some of the enchanting (there we go..) performances I’ve seen thus far.
For more on The Federalist; here is their wine list (with other magnificent historical figures by the way), their story, where you can find their wines near you, and of course their contact information.
I can’t wait to see where this ongoing wine party takes me next.
Take good care and peace be with you.