Lost Cellar Red Wine (1 out of 5 stars)

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Well, I gave Aldi wine another shot. I got this bottle Saturday night when I returned home rather late from the abysmal soul-sucking factory known as Small Business Saturday. Love the idea, don’t love how people act as if we need to wipe their asses because they frequent our establishment to get some Amex perks. Sorry. The point was, I rarely, if at all, drink these days, so the wine blogs haven’t been here as often, but when you do see them, I promise I will do my best to be fair. I wish this wine had eased some of my discontent, instead of adding a glass to it. 

This mixture is part Cabernet Sauvignon, Part Cabernet Franc. And therein lies my inexperience with wine. I have never had a Cabernet Franc, and after this, well, I’m not busting speed records on a horse to my nearest liquor store to try one. I think this is just wrong place, wrong time, wine. The color of this wine is the darkest hue of magenta. I really thought I was in for a strong wine- in fact, the 13.% label promised that as well. It was strong, but in an offal way. It did not have much of a flavor to it overall. I got some sense of vinegar in there, and what could be guessed as possibly black currant overtones, but overall, it tastes to me like animal fat in the form of a varietal. Not pretty. Very dry and very strong, but awful. Crisco in Cabernet form. Blech!

The label is pretty, but this goes far in Dylan’s estimation of “you can’t judge a wine by its label”. That is definitely the case with this wine. I had a glass and didn’t even bother with a second glass. In fact, after a hour and despite multiple glasses of water after the fact, I could NOT get the nasty taste out of my mouth. It’s drier than a 1000 year old virgin, and overall, suck city. Aldi retails this for $6.99, but they had it on sale because of “Small Business Saturday”. So ironic that the same exact thing that I was going to buy a bottle about, and that’s why it’s on sale. I hope they showcase a better wine, and I hope to never see this one again. It should be lost in a cellar. 

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I read a ridiculous amount of books in a ridiculously quick amount of time. I read everything- fiction, history, sports, political science, fantasy, young adults, kids, romance- everything. I have worked in books almost half of my life now, and I never get bored with them. I need an outlet for books, where I can reach many people who may or may not give a fig about my opinions. I'm kind of known for rambling about books, so I figure it's about time I get off my lazy ass and take it to the blogosphere, where I have had the great luck of meeting many wonderful people inflicted with this book-disease. Personal stuff? Not much. I work too much, I'm single so I have more time to deal with this and less to deal with BS. I'm a die-hard Duranie and 80's fan. I am way too entertained with social media and astrology(for those of you who give a fig, I'm a Capricorn, or the sexier description- a seagoat.) for mine and the world's- own good. Only insanity can result from me blogging. That said, here goes!

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