Creative Juices Wine Blog

Another Wine Review (This time, Cab)

Hey there-

You guessed it, we tasted more wine today. After one of the longest weekends in recent memory, it was time to fire up a steak and drink. If you know one thing about the taller half of this relationship, it’s that he loves red meat. If you know two things about him, it’s that he loves red meat, and can definitely hook a steak up.

All of that being said, we went and grabbed a giant rib-eye to grill, and a California Cab to pair with. After all was said and done, we have this to report to you: The Cab and the steak went great together (Like Lamb and Tunafish) what? No good? Ok, how about like this couple? Yeah, like that.

So here’s the deal. While at the store, we grabbed said Cab. It seemed like a really good idea, because we like buying wine that doesn’t break the bank. Since we drink wine every single day, we know you understand.

Wine: Main Street Winery

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2006

Alcohol: 13.5% ABV

Our Score: 80 points

Price: $12

This bottle cost us $12 and as we said, paired wonderfully with the steak, but left a little to be desired when consumed alone. Correction…a lot to be desired. After a pretty promising nose that was full of leather, black pepper, cherry, cedar, tobacco, wet gravel, and a little limestone, it died a painful death as it hit the palate. Its mouthfeel was kind of blah, and threw a dash of pepper, some unripe cherry (thanks) and gun metal. No offense but we wish we were spitting, not drinking this wine.

To review, it tasted like we were eating a gun barrel (as fun as that sounds…) and wanting to sneeze from ingesting too much pepper, while dealing with the devastation of buying (or picking) fruit before it is ready. Can you taste the excitement?!?

In closing, we gave this wine 80 points, and will recommend it to our neighborhood cats, and possibly Sarah Palin. Cheers!

Zak & Olena

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  1. Nate said, on February 15, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Hey, thanks for stopping by my SavoryThoughts blog and commenting, I really appreciate it! I read this post with your Cab review and two thoughts came to mind: 1) I’m probably going to steer away from the Main Street Winery Cab (sorry, guys), and 2) I really enjoy your review style and hope I can incorporate a bit of that into what I do. Very entertaining, and I’ll definitely return. Thanks again!

    Nate

    • creativejuicesllc said, on February 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

      Nate,
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Please say away from Main Street Cab, and keep checking back on our finds; we usually have more luck with the wines we drink.
      Also, we absolutely love your recipes, and will definitely use them in the future. Happy President’s day!

      Zak and Olena


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