Let’s face it, wine can be confusing. It doesn’t have to be this way: delicious booze should be understood and appreciated by all. Patrick Cappiello, the award-winning wine director at Rebelle in New York City, completely agrees. So he is going to break down the basics of the most common wine varietals you’ll find in a store or at a restaurant.
This week, he breaks down cabernet sauvignon, explaining the qualities of the grape, regions where it grows best, proper glassware, food pairings, how to find a good one, and other varietals to try if you find you like cabernet sauvignon.
My Rating 80 Points. Price $15. Bright ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity. Sour nose of raspberries, cherries, blueberries, vanilla, wood, eucalyptus, licorice, pencil lead, earth, forest floor, dirt, chocolates and peppercorn. Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs. On the palate, cherries, red currants, raspberries, pomegranates, […]
via Tenuta Sassoregale Maremma Toscana Sangiovese DOC 2014, Italy — Odedi’s Wine Reviews Blog
My Rating 92 Points. Price $55. Inky in color with same color rim. Strong nose of blackberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, green pepper, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices and black pepper. Full bodied and bold, with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, figs, smoke, […]
via Emmolo Winery Napa Valley Merlot 2013, California — Odedi’s Wine Reviews Blog
My Rating 90 Points. Price $25. Deep inky in color with a purplish rim. Sweet fruity nose with black currants, blackberries, sweet cherries, dried figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, alcohol, peppercorn, spices and mocha. Full bodied, bold, jammy and syrupy, with medium plus acidity and long long legs. Extremely fruity on […]
via Conundrum Wines Red Blend 2014, California — Odedi’s Wine Reviews Blog
This bold, full-bodied wine delivers a rich fruity aroma with prominent flavors of blackberry with a hint of pepper yielding to a lush, velvety finish.
Pairing Suggestions: Beef bourguignon, pasta bolognese, creole cuisine and fontina or gouda cheese.
Krunch Rating: 90 points
My Rating 85 Points. Price $12. Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim. Strong nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, licorice, oak, vanilla, smoke, light acetone, alcohol and black pepper. Full bodied and jammy, with medium acidity and nice legs. Extremely fruity on the palate and dry to off dry, with blackberries, […]
via Folie à Deux Winery Ménage à Trois Midnight Dark Red Blend 2013, California — Odedi’s Wine Reviews Blog