Posts Tagged ‘#CabernetDay’

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 118: Let’s take a Peak!

August 29, 2013

In this episode, Jeff opens up a value wine for #CabernetDay.

Wine Tasted:

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Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve 2011 Lot #18 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

After the Fact:

1. Jeff forgot to score this wine on camera.

2. To see what he scored it, check out the Rad Wine Reviews Page.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Have you tried this wine?  What’s your favorite value Cabernet Sauvignon?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 64: Happy #CabernetDay

August 30, 2012

In this episode, Jeff dives into two wines for #CabernetDay…

Wines Tasted:

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Franciscan Estate 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Wild Horse 2010 Central Coast 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Thank God it’s #CabernetDay!

September 1, 2011

It’s Cabernet Day!

Considering I didn’t plan this event out at all, I ran over to the Safeway and picked up this…

Two Vines and One Big Glass!

The Columbia Crest 2009 Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon cost me $6 at Safeway.  This Washington State winery consistently makes some good wines at a good value.  In spite of the Two Vines series being Columbia Crest’s entry-level label, Wine and Spirits gave it a 90… So… You know…

Here’s my take…

Color: It’s a deep dark red.  Nice.

Nose: Toasty oak dominates over hints of raspberry and plum.

Taste: There’s this big ripe plum and cranberry fruit up front.  The Two Vines has these nice, round, and (dare I say it) chalky tannins.  You know I love chalk!  There’s a good lime fruit acidity to this wine.

Score: The 2009 Two Vines is a great buy.  It’s a great table wine AND the perfect thing to bring to a last-minute Cabernet Day celebration.  Give it a solid 88 and drink it… NOW!

Stay Rad,

Jeff


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