A wonderful Cab with Zin quality... take the plunge

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Brand NameCannonball
Wine NameCabernet Sauvignon
Vintage (Year)2006
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah/Shiraz
Wine GroupsI'll take this with chocolate
Low cost party staples
The Usual Suspects
Heaven in a Bottle
Alcohol %13.7%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)

A label can easily sell a bottle of wine, but the wine itself makes you purchase it again. When you look at the label of this wine, you see a kid doing a cannonball dive into water. Well, taking this wine is like that; a major thrill.

This wine reminds me of the complexity of Lapis Luna Romanza, but instead of being mostly zinfandel, it's primarily Cabernet (85%), with 12% being Syrah, and the rest (3%) being Merlot. The grapes are from several different places in California; 63% Sonoma,19% Mendocino, 15% Napa, 3% other.

This wine has moderate tannins but on a scale from 1-5, it ranks somewhere between 3 and 4 in regards to it's body, meaning that while it's technically a dry wine, the body gives it a nice, bold juicyness. The flavor is full of black cherries and it also has a whiff of cocoa powder in it. It actually warms your whole head when you take it in your mouth (I could even feel some heat in my ears).

I highly recommend this wine, and now I think I know what I want to do with the left column on the front page of the site.


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