Last Sunday evening we had meatloaf and squash roasting in the oven so the fam and I went for a brisk walk around the neighborhood and came home to the house smelling delicious. My husband wanted to open a bottle of red and who am I to turn down that idea? He chose the Hess Cabernet we picked up from Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago. I cannot rave enough about how perfectly this wine paired with dinner. We both looked at each other after the first sip and if we were cartoons, the tops of our heads would have exploded. It was that good!
The color was a deep crimson. The flavors reminded me of a much more expensive bottle of Napa wine with dark fruits, vanilla and oak spice with a lengthy finish. This wine will not disappoint if you are looking for a robust Cab in the cooler months ahead. The game changer that sets this apart from its more expensive Napa Cab cousins is the great value. It’s priced around $13.99 at Trader Joe’s. You can find it at Binny’s as well.
I’m planning to write a post about my top 5 favorite reds $20 and under for the holidays and this one is now nearing the top of the list. Stay tuned for that next month.
Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷 out of 4
Cheers my dears!