Posts Tagged ‘cocobon’

And the winner is… Me!

June 26, 2011

The other day, I asked you to help me pick which wine to taste next.  After tallying the votes (all two of them), I decided to go with the Cocobon 2009 California Red Table Wine.

The winner is... Cocobon!

This wine cost me 7 bucks at Trader Joe’s.  Bottled by Cocobon in Livermore, and distributed by Underdog Wine Merchants (also from Livermore), this wine is a blend of 61% Zin, 17% Cab Franc, 12% Merlot, 6% Petite Verdot, and 4% Petite Sirah.

I decanted the Cocobon in two Cuvaison glasses for about 2 hours. I didn't think it needed to be decanted that long... I just forgot about it.

Color:  A nice and bright cherry wood.

Nose:  I got a lot of plum, chocolate, and dust.  I noticed little hints of wood and orange peel as well.

Taste:  Up front, there is a very aggressive flavor of cherry, chocolate, and cranberry.  Those initial flavors give way to a hollow finish of chocolate and smoke that lingers for a while.  There is not a lot of depth to this wine, but it was tasty.  I give it a solid 88.

The back label says the wine, “Pairs nicely with a dark chocolate walnut cake with a cherry coulis.”  I didn’t have one of those, but I did have a chocolate chip cookie on hand.  I don’t know what “Coulis” is, but if it’s anything like a chocolate chip, I can see why it works.

Good stuff!

Stay Rad,

Jeff

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Wine… with a little help from my friends.

June 24, 2011

Ideas?

I’ve got a lot.

One of which is to ask you for ideas.

What do you think?

So, here’s the deal…

I’ve got 8 wines that I’ve been thinking about opening up.  What I need you to do is take a look, and leave a comment telling me which of the wines you would like me to taste for you.

Okay?

Go!

A) Vina Zaco 2006 Tempranillo

B) Cocobon 2009 Red Wine

C) Chateau Du Seguinier 2005 Bordeaux

D) Chateau Ballan-Larquette 2006 Bordeaux

E) Franciscan 2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

F) Joseph Drouhin 2007 Pinot Noir

G) Mont Gras 2009 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah

H) Kendall-Jackson 2006 Syrah

So now it’s up to you.

Leave a comment, and let me know which wine you want me to taste.  If you think I should try something else, let me know.

Let

me

know.

I get wine with a little help from my friends.

Stay Rad,

Jeff


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