What am I talking about here? Wait what…
I know what I like and while it evolves, I still know what I like. While palates change, tastes change, and life changes, your gut is still your guide. And your gut will never let you down. It didn’t let me down and I still went against it. So you can imagine the results.
The first wine was already opened by my friends at a friendly neighborhood bar/restaurant and it was stellar.
The 2016 Black’s Station Yolo County Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Matchbook Wines is one of the lighter variations of this wine I’ve had in a while. If I did a blind test I wouldn’t know most wines from the other. Well maybe I would. No, not everything, but enough. After drinking enough wine you’re going to pick up some things. It’s what makes this so fun. It’s not something to force upon yourself or anyone else. Am I talking about wine, or anything in general? That’s up to you and me to decide. But it’s all relative.
This wine is great and at around $12, it’s worth it’s weight in so much. It just felt like the right wine for a transition into the season. It hurts me to say that but that’s where we are. It just felt right and while I tasted some spices, and the berries, and maybe some other indescribable hidden gems.
Most of all, it tasted good. And being in a place that felt safe, felt comfortable, yet a bit of an unknown enhanced that experience. No food, no loud noises, no shouting over anyone to be heard was necessary. It was where I was and where I was supposed to be that matter. I wish I could’ve ended it like that. And I still might try too…
Things went a little south here. I wish I could say otherwise. The Red Blend from Rhiannon just felt like it was there. It was a label I’ve had before, and while I wasn’t sure, the fact that I vaguely remember should have immediately given me a warning sign.
Just because something isn’t so memorable doesn’t mean it’s not great, profound, or heck even memorable. Sometimes it goes deep into our subconscious for later discussion, or never again.
Well I wouldn’t want to say never again. I’m not sure what else there is to say. I think I recall purchasing this bottle for under $10 so I can’t complain there. And having these bottles at half price on a weekday night is something to be grateful for. The glass is more than half full on this one. There just wasn’t much that stood out about the wine. Like I’ve said before, if a wine is terrible, or if anything is terrible, there might more to talk about. This makes me sad to say but this is as mediocre as it gets.
I’ll keep the focus on and end with the Black’s Station Cabernet, as it was beautiful. I’ve never seen it in stores, and now that I’ve discovered I hope to. I hope you can find it too! For it’s a treasure alright. While there’s plenty of amazing wines and even the best ones are never found out, or get lost in the shuffle, this is one worth going after.
That’s all I know…. For now…
Peace Be With You.
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