Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wine of the Week

This past weekend was the Mohegan Sun Wine Fest. A few of us made the trek in the freezing cold, and boy was it worth it! The room was packed with different wine vendors - from large distributors to independent wineries. We saw a lot of wines we already know and love {some a little too much!}, but there were a few that were new to us - did you know that Ed Hardy {skull and diamond encrusted $80 t-shirt extraordinaire} is now producing a line of wines? We tried a few and they're pretty terrible, but what a novel idea for such a global brand.

Anyway, the star of our show was definitely the 2004 Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. This is actually a blended wine, with 15% Merlot and 85% Cabernet. It is very smooth and easy to drink - a great cocktail wine. And the label is gorgeous {we definitely don't subscribe to that old adage 'don't judge a book (or wine!) by it's cover}. The best part, however, would have to be the very recession-friendly retail cost of just about $10 a bottle. Check it out at your local purveyor's and let us know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. Strange cooincidence...we served this very wine at Esther's cousin's engagement dinner last week. A great crowd pleasing cabernet...not overly tannic, oaked or excessively jammy. moderately priced, and gets my nod. went very well with our italian inspired meal.
    cheers, JC