EP 896 Supermarket Wine Week- California Cabernet

Gary finishes off the week with another round of supermarket wines, this time focusing on 3 of the most popular Californian Cabernets.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Blackstone Cabernet SauvignonCalifornia Cabernet Sauvignon
Kendall Jackson Cabernet SauvignonCalifornia Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Frei Brothers Cabernet SauvignonSonoma Cabernet Sauvignon


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luca bercelli

88/100

line of the day – ‘Very grapey’

More average wines and hard to make a captivating show as a result. There is, however, one of GV’s best expressions at 8.24, so that’s fun in itself

Tags: cabernet, california, red, review, Sonoma, wine, wines

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  • Anonymous

    Always been impressed with what KJ can do with consistency/quality in bulk. That’s an admirable winemaking skill that should not be overlooked. QOTD – Heading to Santa Fe. Looking forward to trying some of the NM bubbly.

  • Anonymous

    Blackstone is one of those wines that started my interest with wine. When first starting, it helped me get my “sea legs”.

  • Lurker Berserker

    Kind of predictable reaction to those selections (with the exception of Blackstone – 67?! – maybe that bottle was sitting in your hot NJ car all day before you popped it…) I never thought that Blackstone ever deserved that low of a rating. Other than that, I appreciated that this show and the Aussie show were shorter in length – it makes them much more enjoyable to watch. Wait… that sounded harsh – I appreciate the shows GV – no matter how long or how much sports you talk – keep em coming!

    QOTD: I have some Southern Italian wines (Primitivo & Negroamaro) that I need to evaluate this weekend – really looking forward to it.

  • Lurker Berserker

    You’re either rich or you’re crazy (or both) – DON’T OPEN IT!

  • John__J

    qotd: Dyin to try a wine from Reunion. That Island territory owned by France a few hundred miles off the coast of Madagascar that’s listed as #70 in top wine areas.

    You can see for your self at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_producing_countries

  • http://twitter.com/Newtype2001 Dan “On Tap”

    Surprised about the KJ. I will have to go and retaste when I have the chance.

    QOTD: Ideally one with a varietal I have yet to have. Or if not, an untasted appellation.

  • Anonymous

    Good episode, will try the Kendall Jackson, it is around $9.00 here.

    QOTD – Since I was working all weekend, there was no wine in my future, but I am patiently waiting for the opportunity to get a Smith-Woodhouse Colheita 1986 port. Love that wine.

  • http://twitter.com/alloverchs All Over It

    i LOVE this. and your style.

  • http://twitter.com/Btrumpet Brian Fisher

    QOTD: 1966 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

  • http://twitter.com/JasonArmes Jason Armes

    So far Bogle chard has been the really bright spot of the bunch.

    QOTD: This weekend. ANY WINE :)

    jason

  • ChrisR

    “When you do 900 shows you got to play with yourself.”

    “I want to see if you can get low.”

    “I don’t know why I’m showing you my chest hair.”

    A very interesting episode indeed. Could almost have its own highlight reel.

    You did your job very well this week, Gary, you hit all of the major supermarket types, the chards and the Aussies and the Cabs. Bummer nothing hit it out of park, but what do you expect?

  • Anonymous

    Priorat or Chilean pinot noir.

  • http://sonomawinetours.us/ sonomawinetours

    “Reminds me of something that I don’t remember.” LOL
    Way to go Gary !

  • http://twitter.com/trevormm Trevor Murphy-Mannix

    Whole Foods market I believe does not have Blackstone nor Kendall Jackson. They may have Frei Brothers though, I’m not sure.

  • luca bercelli

    88/100

    line of the day – ‘Very grapey’

    More average wines and hard to make a captivating show as a result. There is, however, one of GV’s best expressions at 8.24, so that’s fun in itself

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