I was watching my recorded CSI:Miami from Monday and decided to see what surprises the wine cooler held. I pulled out a bottle of Electric Reindeer Cabernet Sauvignon from California. It is a non-vintage blend in a bottle with a red reindeer with sparkles and lights in it's antlers. Apparently it is released in the holiday season. Not expecting too much, but it could be interesting.
Very light in color for a cab. You can actually see through to the bottom of the glass. Before I even get close to smelling it, the fruit smell overwhelms the senses.
On the nose, it smells like candy. Strawberry candy with a sugar coating. Strawberry candy with a sugar coating dipped in molasses and a raw sugar packet chaser.
Not as big a fruit bomb as I expected. Not much complexity and the middle is a little light. The finish is actually interesting. A few tannins, actually hangs on longer than I expected. I pick up a little green (sour apple) Jolly Rancher.
Not a bad little wine.
Rating: It'll do (much to my surprise!)
"We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine."
Enjoy a glass tonight!