Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon
Dial In Red Wine
Rocky Patel has a nice selection of cigars in his vintage line, but for me, the Vintage 2003 Cameroon is my favorite.
This cigar boasts a Cameroon wrapper that was aged 8 years before production, giving it an extremely smooth and balance profile. The rest of the cigar is a blend Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos. That help round out this medium bodied cigar.
The cigar has a very nice nutmeg spice to it and a bit of sweetness on the finish. It smoked very well and this torpedo only needed to be ashed 3 times, showing it's good construction.
When I first tried this red wine by Dialed In I was immediately struck by how simple yet complex this wine was. It is a really nice red that you could drink anytime, with or without food. A California red, that is a blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Zinfandel grapes. It is really smooth on the pallet and has a nice clean finish. One notable difference with this red wine and a lot of other blended reds is that is is slightly sweet. Perfect for a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
I am very happy I chose this day to do my paring. It was the perfect weather for the Rockey Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon cigar and the Dialed In red wine.
The medium bodied cigar really match nicely with this slightly sweet red wine. The slight sweetness really enhanced the almost sweet notes of the cigar. Neither one competed with each other and the balance was perfect.
after dinner. I would not suggest it though, if you had a heavier. dinner as it would fall flat.
As far as price goes you can get the Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon cigars for about $9.00 to $11.00 depending on size. So not really an everyday smoke but definitely one for the weekends.
The Dialed In red is really a value at $15.00 or less a bottle. This is one wine you buy a few bottles and keep it around the house.
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