Felicia found this doozy at Dominick’s. As usual, it was a surprise. As usual, the label caught her eye. It is a gorgeous label. That’s before we saw the 14.% alcohol level, so we knew it was going to make us wineblind(bad change-up on an Ozzy classic). The wine has a paper label that you have to remove to get to the wine itself. I think we let it breathe for a hour or so. It has a rich aroma when you smell it. Meaning- you’re in for it. But oh, it’s so good(sorry, Mr. Food, I am mimicking you as I write this).
This wine has lush berry, cherry, some chocolate notes, and a whole lotta spice. It is a dry wine, but it is a strong wine, do not be fooled by the pretty skull on the label. It’s oaky, oaky, oaky, but in the context of this wine, it’s a perfect balance. One glass and you are questioning life, love, and the existence of gluten-free crackers. Two and you’re likely offering to mow your neighbor’s lawn topless(not in my case, I’d probably offer someone money to blow up her over-blown ceramic and lawn statue cemetery instead). It’s an extremely rich cabernet, and probably would be best accompanied by a Porterhouse steak or a rack of ribs. This would not work well, with, say, tuna fish or salmon(my usual fares as of late). It is excellent with Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel bars(another thing to blame the lovely Felicia for). Definitely my second favorite cab of the month, behind Beringer, which had me such a wreck from one glass that I completely forgot what the fuck I was supposed to be making for dinner.
Try it, buy it, recommend it, send it, drink it, don’t rethink it!