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In Pursuit of the Juiciest Wine: Day 118 – Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009There’s nothing special about today except that it’s 95 degrees outside and 88 inside. Luckily, I have one room with air conditioning, which is where I’ll be doing this wine tasting. Double lucky, I just picked up a bottle of Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 from Mahan’s, which is also air conditioned, so this wine is at a good temperature and has been open for about one-and-half hours.

Well, it’s not very dark for a Cabernet Sauvignon. The meniscus looks like one of those purple-to-light-purple-wavy sunsets.

Purple sunset

Kinda like that, but less dramatic and with more dark red. Did I just confuse you? Sorry.

Anyway, the wine. It smells like a pie. A spicy, plum pie with blackberries. And maybe some vanilla ice cream on top. This nose is enjoyable also because it’s deep and dark and it makes me think I’m sitting at a stool at the counter of some tucked away diner. And at the end of the counter is vase filled with freshly picked flowers.

It luscious on the tongue. It’s like the after effects of thunderstorm and rain shower after days of a high heat. My body is at ease like the weather would be. It’s filled with relief from plums, slightly jammy plums. It’s eloquent. Not big or in your face. It’s a light dance in the mouth. Oh, all these metaphors and similes. This tasting sounds so insincere, but it’s a good wine for $17.

On the finish is a slight sourness.

All around, it’s an enjoyable wine.

I love this wine. I’m crazy for it. Objectively, it’s like a 90 point wine. But for me it’s like a 95-point wine.//


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