Here’s the deal…
I told you yesterday that I was going to a party.
And I did.
Kara and I headed down to Gilroy to visit our friends, the Rockings, and have a good old-fashioned campout in their backyard.
They provided the food and beer.
And of course…
I brought the wine.
I picked up the Red Splash 2007 Red Wine for $9 at BevMo, because I wanted something simple.
Just a nice red wine.
The Red Splash did not disappoint.
Here’s the breakdown…
Color: Dark burgundy. Almost purple.
Nose: The wine smells very oaky, with a little vanilla action. The nose is also very hot. You can smell the alcohol. That’s not a good thing. There is a nice red fruit component with hints of cranberry, raspberry, and cherries, but the alcohol distracts from it.
Taste: I like the taste of this one. The body is medium to light for a Cabernet/Zinfandel based wine, but there are some nice lingering tannins that stick around for a while. It’s got that cherry and cranberry fruit that I smelled earlier, along with some good oak. There is a richness to this wine. It made me want some cheese.
Score: This is a good wine. It’s not trying to be anything but a red table wine. I could imagine that this wine has the chops to pair with a variety of foods. Pizza. Steak. Baked potato. A light salad with goat cheese and walnuts. This wine makes me hungry, and that’s what a table wine should do. Give it an 86+. Give it a try.
Here’s the thing about last night…
We had a blast.
But it did get a little crazy…