Ok. I cannot tell a lie. I liked the bright red label. Out of the dowdy wine shelf at my local Target, this one stuck out. You know I had to like the label, to buy a cabernet out of nowhere. It’s a normal retail value of around $11.99, but Target has had it retailed at $8.99 as of late. It’s well worth it.
When you let it breathe and take a first whiff, it’s quite a noseful that you inhale. It’s dark, it’s deep, it’s musty(but thankfully, not rotting wood like my living room that was unearthed this past weekend). I had to go back and smell it twice after I had it breathing for a hour, before I even got a clue of what I was smelling. Something very deep and mysterious, like oak meeting dark chocolate in a wine-infused tango of bliss.
The taste? Not too far off of that heavenly vision presented above. Blackberries, currant, dark chocolate, oak, black cherries, I’m surprised the motherfucking kitchen sink wasn’t in there as well! It’s a incredibly smooth, dusky flavor of many different flavors all at once. I loved the combination of flavors and it’s a potent little cab, clocking in at 13.9% alcohol level. You hold it up to the light- it’s black as night, This isn’t a lighter color red like a pinot, it’s a dark cabernet. And it’s luscious in its fruitness. The most important characteristic that I came away with was that it didn’t taste of any leftover nasty. It was rich, fulfilling, flavorful, like that bucket of porno popcorn you snuck in at the Studio Movie Grill in Wheaton. It satisfies, time and time again, and there is no funky aftertaste. None. It is divine. Try it. You won’t be sorry.