Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Little Penguin - Cabernet Sauvignon

Five bucks a bottle at Ralph's Grocery Store. Run out and get some now! This is truly a little gem of a Cab. If you like that fat Aussie style of wine making then you will love this wine. It usually retails between $7.99 and $9.99 per bottle everywhere in town. The Australians have seemed to one up the California winemakers in really driving the fruit forward style. It was the California winemakers that pioneered this style. European wines tend to be all about the soil and the ability of the winemaker to bring out the subtleties of the fruit and earth mixed together. California came around and started to make that trademarked fruit forward in your face style of big bold reds that we all love and some love to hate. And over the last few years it has seemed that the Aussies have grabbed that California concept and kicked it up another notch. This wine is ready to drink now but could see a year or two of cellaring. All of the Grapes prowess has been extracted in this wine. It is jammy but with very soft tannins. An incredible color depth of ruby red and purple.
Open the bottle and let it breath and warm to almost room temperature and you will be rewarded. And at 5 bucks a bottle! You better buy a case. Great offerings from this Winery and all exhibit a very high level of quality for the price. If you like that big Aussie style red. than this little penguin packs a knockout.




Anonymous said...

that peanut sauce looks tasty. I probably could eat it straight out of a bowl with a spoon.

Michael said...

If only someone could come up with grape jelly sauce to go with that peanut sauce, we might have something.


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