Some of you readers (I’m so grateful that you stop to read what I share) will notice I have not been posting much. I’m always going, going, going either with my own school work or with teaching, but tonight I’m caught up and I actually think I’m ahead in my work. So I’m finally taking time to do a wine tasting because I need a break of some sort. So I’m going (there’s that word again) to slow down for the night and take a deep breath of Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. And then I’m going (again with that silly word) to have some macaroni and cheese with hot dogs. (Did I mention I’m a poor college student . . . again . . . for the fourth time in my life. Some people go straight through a college career. I play hopscotch with attending college and being in the working world.)
So here’s to day 123 on the Juiciest Wine tour.
My glass is a foot away, but I can smell some berries. After I bring under my nose, I smell vanilla, currants, cherries, plums, and jamminess.
According to the Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Tasting Notes, this wine is:
- 87% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 9% Merlot
- 3% Zinfandel
- 1% Sangiovese
Now I know where the jamminess is coming from.
I just love the nose.
The color isn’t as opaque as I would expect for a Cabernet Sauvignon, but it will suffice. With a nose like that, most everything will suffice.
Oh, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease taste good.
Most of the taste comes on the finish with some red grapes, spice, and some tartness. I bet the tartness is the “boysenberry pie” the tasting notes mention.
In the mouth, I pick up some cranberries, but the tastes are so subtle.
I like this wine, but it does need some food to bring out the flavors more.
I would never guess this is a Cabernet Sauvignon, though. The body isn’t big enough and it’s too subtle. But as an everyday wine, I’m enjoying it.
I wish the tastes were as wonderful as the nose.
I’d say 87 points.//