November 26, 2008

Wednesday's Wine - Woop Woop Cabernet, 2007

First off, this LABEL is NOT the label on the 2007 version of Woop Woop Cabernet. The picture is the same, however and it's kinda cool. Not to mention the name of the wine, which apparently means "out there" as in "it's way out in Woop Woop" (kinda like saying it's in Timbuktu) is also fun. And the bottle comes with a reusable stopper instead of a cork or a screw top cap. I totally LOVE the reusableness of the stopper, so I'm saving it for the next bottel of red wine that I open.

Second, I know you all were probably hoping for a white wine suggestion to go with your Thanksgiving dinner, but I frankly I opened this one to go with my Sunday steak dinner, so you get what you get. I do have a white wine review coming soon, but in the meantime, this is the one I already reviewed that I'm taking to dinner tomorrow.

Third, this Cabernet did get a score in the high 80's by at least one of the major wine rating magazines (of course, I can't remember which one...heh). High 80's means the wine is both very good and a good value. You know I love a good wine at a good price and I picked this one up with several others at Applejack Wine & Spirits a few weeks ago for around $9.00.

Woop Woop Cabernet is very tasty I must say. It's got kind of a dark cherry and grape mix of a scent. It actually reminded me more of a dry Shiraz than a typical Cabernet. Of course, since this wine is from South Eastern Australia (home of the best Shiraz), we might expect that. In addition to the the cherry notes of this wine, it has a kind of peppery spicyness to it and almost a dark chocolate finish with not much of an alcohol burn. This wine is dark purple reddish in color and pretty bold. It definitely went well with steak as well as pizza. It's very drinkable and makes a nice table wine if you want to go up a step from a blend. And frankly, with a name like Woop Woop, you gotta plan on having fun food. The guys that make it, apparently like BBQ.

Enjoy!

7 comments:

lynt said...

I'd buy it for the name. And because it's red. Of course.

Jannie said...

I buy new wines for the name too... Fat Bastard... Blue Moose, etc. And they always taste great!!

TheWeyrd1 said...

Lynt...let me know what you think of it!

Jannie...funny how those two you mentioned sound like microbrews...heh.

The Gentleman said...

That's some some silly name for a wine... next what? a B.F.E's merlot?? rofl...

TheWeyrd1 said...

Gentleman...so what you're saying is there are no fun wines in Italy!?!...lol BTW, do they even make Merlot in Egypt?

citizen of the world said...

I can't say I understand drinking white wine with such a hearty cold-weather meal.

That's a beautiful label - I'm a sucker for cool wine labels.

TheWeyrd1 said...

I have to say the Fox Brook Chardonnay was very good with the turkey. Since it's a tad crisper than a typical Chardonnay, it was a nice counterpoint to the richness of the gravy, etc. Kinda like having cranberry sauce for a counterpoint, but better since I'm not a fan of cranberry sauce...heh.