Dark in color with dark fruits on the nose and some earth coming through. On the mid pallet are some varietal cab with cherries coming through . On the finish are some pallet coating flavors, but the alcohol is really coming through. This really needs some breathing. At first I tried 1/2 hour in a decanter but that was not enough. We were a little short on time, dinner was ready so we resorted to an aerator. I’m always a little hesitant on these devices but tried it anyway. This is the one we tried:
Sure enough it did the trick. The alcohol flavors were gone and we were left with a much smoother well balanced fruit forward California style cab. Patience was definitely in order. You either need to let this age for a year or two, let it breath for 1-2 hours or use an aerator. On the finish are some tannins and it was on the lighter side of medium in length. Not a bad wine. 88 or so.
From the LCBO web site:
BIG YELLOW CAB CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006 VINTAGES 35014 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 17.95
Wine, Red Wine 13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : D
Made in: California/Californie, United States By: Mendocino Wine Co.
Release Date: Sep 4, 2010
Here’s a Cab that is easy to hail. The whimsical name and label are all in good fun, but the wine inside is surprisingly serious. An excellent value, the wine is bursting with juicy blackberry flavours with notes of mocha and toasty oak. It’s dry, well-balanced and ready-to-drink. Well worth the fare. Enjoy it tonight with roast beef or grilled steak.
Here’s what winecurrent.com had to say:
13.5% alcohol Straightforward and bistro-styled this opens with a fragrant nose of smoky earthy tones mingling with mint-infused dark fruit. There are fruit-forward mouth-filling flavours of dark berry fruit and cherry that persist through the mid-length balanced finish. Pairs nicely with gourmet grilled sausage or backyard barbecued burgers. (Vic Harradine) (035014) $17.95 Rating 3/5 from Winecurrent