Monday, June 14, 2010
Day 165 Drink: Doobie 2008 North Coast Red
Bruce Cohn, has been manager of the Doobie Brothers rock band for more than 40 years. He is also the owner of B.R. Cohn Winery in Sonoma, Calif. It's only natural to bring the two together.
Doobie 2008 North Coast Red is a Bordeaux-style blend aged in French oak. A portion of the proceeds from the wine are donated to various veteran and charitable organizations including Sweet Relief, a 501(c)3 which is dedicated to helping musicians with health related problems. This wine was produced in memory of Keith Knudsen, long time drummer for The Doobie Brothers.
Cohn and members of the Doobie Brothers will be on hand to sign bottles of this special release on June 17 from 1-3 p.m. at Pavilions in West Hollywood, Calif., and on June 18 from 1-3 p.m. at Safeway in Alamo Plaza, Alamo, Calif.
Doobie 2008 North Coast Red is a nicely balanced red wine. A lovely garnet color and berry aroma opens the wine. There are cassis, plum and tabacco notes in this silky flavor profile. Nice oak background.