Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wine Wednesday: Redwood Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

When I bought this bottle, I was looking for three things. Good price, red wine, and California. Finding those, I bought this 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon for less than $10 at the local grocery store.

Again, I was sucked in by a pretty label. I saw the name Redwood Creek, and the pretty picture of redwoods, and well, a creek, and I was thinking Northern California, along the coastal hills, with large redwoods that are hundreds of years old. Then I looked at the back. Modesto, CA. MODESTO?????

I grew up just outside of Modesto. Modesto almost in the middle of California's Central Valley. Modesto is at least a 90 minute drive from the nearest redwood trees. And the creek mentioned, is probably a canal with reservoir water. UGH.

But I've gotta give those marketing guys credit. They got me hook, line, and sinker. BRAVO!

Ok, the marketing aside, this is a solid wine. It's a VERY deep purple, and in dim light almost looks black. It's very fragrant, and my nose was filled with smells of plum and a hint of vanilla. When I drank it, it also has a definite plum flavor, which makes it a little lighter than other Cabernets. In addition, It has a smooth finish which makes this wine very drinkable.

Rating: 3/5; It's a solid wine at a great price. If you like Cabernet Sauvignon, this one to get.

Price: $ (Less than $10)

Wine Info:
Redwood Creek
Cabernet Sauvignon
Modesto, CA

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