Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Some friends of ours gave us a nice bottle of wine for Xmas this year. It's a Trinchero 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. Here are the notes (mind you that I am no expert in tasting, just drinking):

Color: Deep, ruby red. You can't see through it.

Nose: Spicy, toasted oak (which is weird since this was kept in a barrel that was 92% French Oak which is supposed to be mellower than American or Hungarian), and a slight peppery note that probably comes from the Hungarian percentage of the barrel, cassis.

Palate: I tasted a herbaceous quality that Kristen didn't so that was strange. Peppery, smooth tannins and a long finish, blackberry and cherry.

Overall a nice wine by itself or paired with food.


  1. Interesting...know the price range?

  2. Yeah, it seems to be going for somewhere between the high $20's to the mid-$30's. I probably didn't let it breath long enough at first because it seemed a little tight and it's not a very young wine. The next day it opened up nicely and tasted great.