Wednesday, March 24, 2010

hamburger wine

What is Cabernet Sauvignon and what does is have to do with hamburgers?

Cab Sauv is one of the most windely planted grapes in the world, and makes everything from table wine to Bordeaux blends "par excellence"... it is also b-t-w a relatively new varietal, only being created in the 17th century by chance.

The following is my notes on an inexpensive Cab Sauv, or, hamburger wine as my esteemed father would say.


clear visual
  • light garnet centre (indicating little age)
  • basically no rim (re-enforcing supposition#1)
  • moderate legs (indicating moderate alcohol of 13%+)

clean nose, moderately intense notes of

  • light barnyard
  • plums / black fruits
  • light floral background

clean palate, 0 dryness, moderate+ acid, moderate+ tannin, moderately intense flavors of

  • red berries
  • grapes!

moderate- body, moderate+ alcohol (13.5%), decent length

And so - it is what it is. Clean, simple, unassuming - this wine doesn't pretend to be what it is not. True enough, it starts to get a little boring after awhile - but this is a drinking wine, not a tasting wine!

non-vintage, Copper Moon, Cabernet Sauvignon, BC **buy this at $9.50 **

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