Saturday, December 26, 2009

Gnarly Head California Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 - $13



Now I love me some Gnarly Head Old Vines Zin, so when in a pinch with D pacing ants-ily next to me at Albertsons between our trip from the OC airport to my MIL's house, I grabbed this familiar-looking bottle, not realizing that I had picked up a Cab instead of a Zin until I reached the register.

We had this wine with Borscht, which is a Ukranian red cabbage soup (at least my MIL's version is made with red cabbage, I think. It also has ground beef in it).

Aroma - floral (a surprise - couldn't figure out if it was the dishwashing detergent or truly the wine)
Taste - black fruit, slightly sweet, moderate tannins

I didn't love this wine, and probably won't buy it again unless I mistakenly pick it up again. It was actually on sale for only $9, but the regular Albertsons price was $13.

Update December 28, 2009
Same bottle a couple of days later...

Aroma - raisins, woodsy
Taste - black tea, cedar, dark fruit

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