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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wine Tasting - Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

A round of wine for everyone!  Except... you have pay for it yourself.

Cool!  It's wine tasting time once again.  And this time it's a Cabernet Sauvignon.  What I like to call "the safe red wine".  It's the true middle-of-the-road wine and the perfect accompaniment for a large group of guests.  Not too timid but not overly powerful like a Shiraz or Zinfandel.

You're guests may not like Cabernet Sauvignon but they will drink it.  And, 99.9% of the time they will enjoy it.  If they fall into the 0.01% category, offer them a beer or a soda.  They should not be drinking wine.  Many a good Cabernet Sauvignon grape offered it's rind and pulp to make the delicious nectar!

Tiffany and I had a pretty good feeling about this wine before we uncorked it.  We've had positive experience sipping on a Smoking Loon Chardonnay at a local Indian cuisine restaurant.  They had done such a nice job on their Chardonnay, we expected similar from their Cabernet Sauvignon.  And we lucked out to find this on sale at Eat More Produce at only 2 for $14.00.

Point Score A:  87
Point Score B:  86

Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation:  Napa, California
Grape Varietal(s):  Cabernet Sauvignon
Retail Price:  $7.00
Vintage:  2009
Producer:  Smoking Loon Wine Company
Alcohol:  13.5%
Calories:  94 per 4-ounce

Tasting sheets as follows.  As always, these are the fair and honest opinions of two 4' plastic Hollywood dolls.  Do with this information as you may.

Review A
Review B

An authentic Cabernet Sauvignon experience if not a wee bit abundant on the fruit notes.  Both of us experienced the earthy traits of Cabernet Sauvignon with our first sips.  Tobacco, spice, chocolate and leather.

From the first glass until the next.  Everything was simply splendid until the bottle became empty.  Have you ever seen two 4' plastic dolls cry?  Well, my fine friends... It simply isn't pretty!  $7.00 very well spent, indeed.

Hi-dee hi-dee Cabernet-Sauvignon-ho my friends.

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