So this afternoon, I went on a mini, impromptu pub crawl with some friends of mine from work, and unlike the old days when I was a youth, and pub crawls literally meant drinking so much you had to crawl to the next pub, this was a more staid affair. I had a grand total of three beers and an aborted glass of Cabernet Franc in our afternoon out. So, I have more than enough energy to enjoy a glass or two of wine this evening!
Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 7.5, it's drinking well now, but I think it could improve a bit over the next few years. As for pairings, again prepare to be disappointed with my weeks of leftovers, since tonight I am enjoying this wine with some leftover chicken, mushrooms and steamed Brussels sprouts. Yum!