Wine Wednesday!

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!

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