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Matches for an aged Cabernet, no red meat

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Matches for an aged Cabernet, no red meat

nja | Feb 28, 2006 01:46 PM

Hello hounds,

Several years ago my wife won a bottle of 1981 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley. It was at the end of a Rhone wine tasting when the host poured it blind and offered a bottle to whomever came the closest to guessing what it was. She was the only one that came remotely close. At the time it was obviously not a brand new wine but still seemed very youthful. We've decided that it's now time to open it and I want to make a nice dinner to go with it.

The problem is, my wife doesn't eat the usual matches with Cabernet: beef, lamb, or really any heavy meat dishes. She will eat duck, but it's usually still too heavy and rich for her to have more than a bite or two. Seafood and chicken are okay, as are of course vegetables. Any ideas?

-Nick

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