Rubaiyat Red Blend, North Coast
About This Wine
Our 2013 Rubaiyat displays bright, come-hither aromas of toasted black cherry, raspberry, blueberry and red plum fruit coupled with a pleasing vanilla tone and a hint of brown spice. Rich and juicy on the palate, with nicely concentrated blackberry and black cherry flavors well-structured by bright acidity and smooth, round tannins, this California red blend picks up a zesty spice tone on the long, flavorful finish. A perfect companion to hearty foods, Rubáiyat is delicious with grilled burgers, steaks and sausages, barbecued ribs and chicken, and rich, tomato-based pastas.
Rubáiyat is named for the famous verse in a collection of poems by the 12th-century Persian philosopher Omar Khayyám: “. . . a loaf of bread . . . a flask of wine, a book of verse – and thou singing beside me in the wilderness . . . .” The components of this delightful California red change annually based on vintage conditions and our winemaker Julianne Laks’ assessment of which lots of Cakebread Cellars’ red wines will produce the tastiest blend.