September 10, 2008

Wednesday's Wine - Fox Brook Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005

Okay...right off the bat I should warn you that this was a really cheap wine. Like $4.00 cheap at 3-S Liquors. So if you're a wine snob, you can stop reading now. I say this, because I couldn't find anything on the internet about this California wine other than a few places where I could buy it and for how much (mostly around $6.00 to $7.00), not even an image. So I know this post will now show up in the google searches.

Anyway, it was really actually pretty dang good. I found it to be a bit thinner in consistency than a typical Cabernet...more like a Merlot. As a result, it wasn't quite as bold. If you prefer a Merlot or one of the pink wines, but want to check out a Cabernet for comparison, this wine would be a good start. Just understand, most Cabernets have more to them than this one does. Nevertheless, Fox Brook's Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005 has good flavor and not a lot of noticeable alcohol (which I've mentioned before is often the case with the very low priced wines). It had a bit of a light cherry taste on the front and a smooth finish. For the price I would definitely buy it again. I had it with red chili one night and with salmon taco's another. I think it would go well with nacho's or pizza at a football party too! Anyway, if you can find it cheap in your neighborhood (meaning under $8.00), I would try it out. Enjoy!

11 comments:

citizen of the world said...

I love how committed you are to trying every last wine in the world. A scientist's work is never done.

Jdancer8 said...

I think I could possibly enjoy this wine...the hint of cherry sold me...I shall look for it this weekend. :o)

TheWeyrd1 said...

Citizen...but only the ones under $10.00...heh.

J...let me know if you find it.

lorrie324 said...

Cute puppy...You should be a writer.

TheWeyrd1 said...

Lorrie...thanks for popping by! Tucker says thank you. I think blogging is enough writing for me...lol...but thanks!

lorrie324 said...

Was in Napa last week and the wines are excellent...I still like the whites(chardonnay is still my favorite)

The Gentleman said...

4 bucks? that's cheap... it's like what?, 2.5 euros? you woundn't even find a soda can for that price... I guess it's yet another perks of being American ;)

TheWeyrd1 said...

Lorrie...if you check back in my blog posting list on the right hand side of the page (and scroll down a ways) you find that on most Wednesdays I have wine posts (otherwise I WHINE about something). Many times this summer I discussed various white wines. Check them out...and enjoy!

TheWeyrd1 said...

Gentleman...that's the one good thing about America...so far anyway. It kind of offsets the horrible exchange rate we're dealing with compared to Euro's!

Jdancer8 said...

welp didn't find it but i did try a prairie fume this weekend that i just loved :o)

TheWeyrd1 said...

J...looking forward to your review!