So. It's been a while since I've had any wine. I was trying to give up (temporarily) red wines while using a teeth whitener. I purchases some whites and a few blush's but then never really felt in the mood to drink them. I did drink them though, eventually, but neglected to take notes as I was enjoying them with company.
Today at Walgreen's while picking up some pictures I came across a collection of wines by David Stone Vineyards. The label was clean and crisp and intrigued me, the price was 2 for $10. Sweet. Nothing better than trying a new wine with little investment... just in case, you know, it sucks. I'm not a wine snob, my wine reviews started with an interest in finding and sharing good/great wines under $5. Most said it couldn't be done. I found some decent ones. Then people offered me the opportunity to sample wines in a large variety of price ranges and I got a little spoiled. Fact. A $5 bottle is never going to match up to an $85 bottle of GREAT wine. It just won't happen. Now there could be $85 bottles of wine that some would not like, but I think no one wants to admit they made that big an error in purchase. All the wines I've sampled have been good. I'm not picky. I find that sometimes I'm in the mood for complexity and several layers of flavor. Sometimes, I just want to drink without analyzing what I'm tasting/smelling and just enjoy the softer flavored wines, so as to not to distract from what other things I may be doing while consuming.
Back to David Stone Cabernet....
Not overly complex like some cabs. Taste of green pepper and cherries. Unlike most cabs the flavor stays the same throughout the experience, not opening as one would expect. Nevertheless, this wine is very enjoyable and extremely smooth. Great for sipping alone or pairing with lighter fairs such as this shrimp salad.
Spinach, tomato, Colby cheese, homemade garlic/onion croutons, shrimp and a cranberry vinaigrette.
Perfect pairing if I do say so myself... and I do.
Great wine for the price. Don't believe me? Check out these other reviews on Snooth.