Monday, September 30, 2013

Modest Monday - Wines Under $10: Caretaker Cabernet Sauvignon

Caretaker Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Paso Robles, California

My friend and neighbor gave me this wine as a thank you for taking care of her kitty while she was out of town. Get it? Caretaker. Clever, right? I must confess I missed it until she pointed it out to me...

Review: This is a simple, light bodied Cabernet from Paso Robles, California. It has nice aromas of black fruit, which are echoed on the palate -- along with just a touch of anise. The wine has a pleasant texture with only a hint of tannin and moderate acidity. Overall, this is a pleasing and easy drinking wine. I must say I appreciate the sugar level in this wine: a lot of similarly priced reds have a bit of sweetness to them, but the Caretaker is nice and dry!

Food Pairing: Great with a burger!

Bottom Line: A light and easy Cab, perfect for the end of summertime. Not too shabby for $9.

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Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2011
  • PLACE: Paso Robles AVA (American Viticultural Area)
  • GRAPE: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • AGEING: 12 months in oak
  • BOOZE: 13.5%
  • CELLAR: Drink Now

Where did I get it? 'Twas a gift -- But she said she picked it up from Trader Joe's
What's the damage? Low Price

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