Wine for a Book Club

Let’s be real, a book club is just an excuse to get together with your friends and drink a lot of wine…and gossip. If you’re like me, you probably haven’t even read the book beforehand. But that’s ok because you skimmed the Cliff Notes online. And once you’re there, between sips of wine, you say really smart things like “The protagonist of this book was such a well-developed character. Anyway, this Cab is great, right?”

There’s a wine for that: 2009 Anderson’s Conn Valley Prologue.

As all good prologues do, it sets the stage for what’s to come. With every sip, it calls attention to the likely themes of the night – richness (of the new man at work), beauty (of your uncle’s 19 year old girlfriend), and the aging process (and how it hasn’t treated Michelle so well).

After you’ve opened it, this wine continues to evolve and get more complex, like the book you were supposed to read. It’s a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon plus Cab Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot from California’s Central Coast. It reveals different flavors over time. I get ripe blackberries, cherries and even mocha.

So start your next book club meeting off right by serving Anderson’s Conn Valley Prologue.