DRINKING BUDDIES

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon

TWO NEW POLLS!!!! GO VOTE DAMMIT!!!

Hey guys, just a quick little wine review today!
Last night my wife cooked some steak using an interesting little blends of herbs and dry mustard.  Hands down, the steak was awesome, but the only disappointing thing about dinner would be the wine.  As much as I hate to say it, this top shelf wine was a real let down for me.  

Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon

A few things made me ponder about this wine as to whether or not I could actually appreciate it for its entirety.  Most wine enthusiasts will say that breathing and decanting and such techniques are not only proper, but necessary when tasting some a quality wine, but even with such techniques, I still found it to be lackluster.
No dominant acidity present, the flavor was watered and perfume-like, and did not pair well at all with such a hearty meal.
As much as I hate to give a negative review, unfortunately I have to do so in this case.  And at about $38.99 per bottle, it's definitely one you can avoid.

But there is good news!
For those of you here in the New Orleans area,  The Barley Oak in Mandeville is having an event on February 10th at 7pm to taste Abita's Black IPA that I had mentioned in the last post! Don't forget to add  The Barley Oak in Mandeville on Facebook! Hope to see you there!

Bon Boire!

15 comments:

  1. I'm in the mood for some good wine now

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  2. I've had too many disappointments with Californian Cabs. Nowadays, over half of them have a nasty syrupy taste. I suspect producers are catering to a generation of younger drinkers who are hooked on the taste of High Fructose Corn Syrup.

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  3. cabernet is a wine rite? upon actually reading instead of just looking at the pic it is. i got to local community college known as durham college. and on the same campus is the university of intergrated technologies. or some shit.

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  4. I'll make sure to avoid this one at all cost! It's really expensive too >_<

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  5. Finally a blog about what I consider important.

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  6. Hey, it's Autumnforest. Ghost stories please
    psychic62@hotmail.com

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  7. Following you bro nice review just not a fan of wine, makes me tired

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  8. Thanks for the tips, nice review, reminds me why I always buy cheap wine, if it's good, great! If it's bad, no loss :D Following and supporting!

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  9. Thanks for the info, I'll avoid it.
    I voted too

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  10. i'll make sure to heed your warning on this one! damn, now i want a steak.. wtf is dry mustard?

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  11. Not bad, but it's not my #20 bottle of vodka, I'll pass.

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