Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Castle Rock 2008

Castle Rock is a negociant (as far as I know), meaning that they make wines from purchased grapes. In this instance, it explains why a Columbia Valley Cabernet (Washington) is made (Or more likely bottled? Who knows...) in a winery in Geyserville--Sonoma County. Currently this is 6$ at Trader Joes, and you'd better run and buy it before I can buy it all. For 6$, this is awesome. Castle Rock is known for being good value, but I've never been all that impressed before. This wine really surprised me. Juicy blackberries, cola and mint on the nose before a moderately tannic, currant and earth driven finish. Pretty spectacular for 6$, I think. A-/A   

4 comments:

Jessi said...

I just bought this for my parents. I love Trader Joe's.

Great blog you have!

Jeff said...

Thanks. Me too.

Christine said...

We just picked this up a week or so ago. Quite drinkable!

Jeff said...

Yes, and it's cheap as well.