Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wine Wednesday: Pine & Post - Cabernet Sauvignon

In an effort to bring a little more diversity to the content of this blog (and as a way to keep restaurant bills down), I'm starting Wine Wednesdays. Where every Wednesday, I'll bring you a review of a wine I recently tasted. And this one really knocked my socks off: Pine & Post - 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon.

This Cab comes to us from the Pacific Coast. Specifically, the Columbia Valley of Washington State. Typically I'm a California wine snob, and specifically, I love the chardonnays and pinots from that region. So, I went out on a limb when I tried this. What factors drew me to it? The desire to try something new, the label, and the price (was on sale for under $7 at Harris Teeter).

Despite the low price, this wine is no Two-Buck-Chuck. Instead, I found this deep red wine to be extremely smooth with no alcohol burn on the throat. It is slightly dry, and has a strong concentration of currant flavors, with a hint of plum. It had enough spice to it, so that it wasn't overwhelmed by the pepperoni pizza I was eating, but it's mild enough so that it can just be enjoyed by itself.

I highly recommend this wine. I've had much more expensive wines that aren't nearly as good, and whenever I go to the store, and find it on sale, I usually bring 2-3 bottles home with me. For the price, it just can't be beat.

Wine Recommendation: Buy Now, Buy Often

Price: $ (Less than $10)

Wine Info:
Pine & Post
Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley, WA

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