I had hoped for better news here. I liked the name of the wine while staring at the wine aisle in Target for the better part of 5 minutes. My rationale? If it’s a great grape (aka wine), someone will end up naked. The only thing that ended up naked was my disappointement in the wine.
I let that sucker breathe for a good hour. I aerated it. It didn’t do much, unfortunately. This wine has an alright color. I taste plum, black cherries, and some blackberries but not much of a presence overall. It’s a medium bodied wine. My primary problem isn’t the overall taste, it’s simply alright. There isn’t anything spectacular or mind-bending about this. It’s just there. There’s a bit of a zing-like aftertaste too, which is never a good sign. It’s a bit acrid.
I paired it with an organic black bean burrito and salad greens, hoping for the best. Instead I got a mouthful of ick. The wine did not pair well with this. I have paired other reds with the Amy’s Organic Black Bean burrito, and never a problem- until now. I blame the wine. The burrito is faultless.
The wine retails for $7.00 a bottle. It was between this and my beloved Yellow Tail Pinot Noir. I should have stuck to Old Reliable instead of this. And that was a dollar cheaper. I always want to try new wines, but this one stinks. I might let Matt Foo try it to see his thoughts. Maybe it is just me this time.
I like the label, and it isn’t a bad stand alone wine. It just tastes strange with food, which kind of defeats the purpose, at least for me. It’s the strange vinegary aftertaste that sucks the vin out of this vintage. I would advise to try another cabernet.