I needed some wine for a friends evening so I stopped into Bevmo to pick some up. I was confronted with their 5Cent sale, buy from a selection of wines at full price and the second bottle is only 5 cents- basically a BOGO offer. This one was appealing from the shelf talker so I thought ‘what the heck’. $10 per bottle for California Cabernet? No brainer.
Bright damson nose with tar and plum on the first sip. Mild tannins and gentle acidity make this very approachable. Cinnamon and spice on the mid palate add a level of complexity and there is a longish finish of tannins and acidity that I only just noticed. 89 points with a window of 2015-2022 make this wine is a lurker. Good value from Bevmo at $20 for 2. At full price this would be a 3 star wine. Salut….