Again there is a lack of picture this week… apparently my camera ate the pics of this bottle and the one from last week. Oh well, c’est la vie!
This week’s selection is one I had a “meh” reaction to. I just didn’t think it was that great. But I wanted to put it up anyway just in case others might want to try it, or steer clear, ha!
The selection is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Five Rivers (California, central coast). It was a 2007 vintage.
My notes: (on the aerated version)
- dark cherry color
- diminished aroma when aerated, rather pungent straight from the bottle
- woody scent and taste
- some plum flavor
- muted spices
- not light in texture
And from the experts: “…deep, dense, and rich. This wine emphasizes aromas of hazelnut, currant, and black plum, with evident toasty oak… flavors of plum with a tobacco finish.” — from the winemaker’s website
*Note, if you google the wine, you’ll find plenty of rave reviews (especially given its under-$12 price point) so don’t let my lack of enthusiasm for this one keep you from trying it!