Monday, July 12, 2010
Down south in Paso Robles there's an increasing amount of good wines being made. This one is not one I had tried so when I got it as a gift I was pretty happy. I'm not sure the source of this wine locally but I'm sure it can be gotten through the winery. This 2006 cabernet is really nice, medium bodied and good enough to enjoy on the weekend. I'll give it 7 1/2 swiggs , pretty good for the region.
Posted by swiggco world at 7:06 PM
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Whenever I see an '04 cabernet, I usually pick it up. I know the wine writers don't really go nuts about '04 but I have found it to be my favorite vintage of the decade for California reds so far. The High Valley is one I haven't had. It turns out that it is a pleasant wine but it really does not compare to many wines in the same price bracket that I have lucked into since I have started this blog. At $ 24.95 , I'm really looking for a big wine with super good flavors all around. This wine was good but maybe a little light and a taste astringent, almost tart. Since it was on closeout for $ 18.95 I figured that I give it a try. I'll give it 6 1/2 swiggs.....not bad , but I would want more for $ 24.95.
Posted by swiggco world at 2:04 PM