I’d like to start with “Confessions of a Slacker.” I know that I’ve been really bad about post frequency over the past month. Getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday and other going-ons will be my excuse. But the good news is that I’ve still been tasting and taking notes, so I have some new wine reviews that I’ll be adding over the next several days.
Let’s get started with a cheap bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon that really surprised me. The Fish Eye 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon from Fish Eye Wines had a surprise hidden in the bottle (in a good way… not an actual fish eye in the bottle or anything like that).
Let it Open Up
The surprise with this wine happens when you let it open up. I had to redo my tasting notes on this after it opened up. Right after pulling the cork it’s acidic and totally lacks character. But after decanting it and giving it a little time to open up, it becomes a pretty decent wine, especially for the $5.99 price tag.
It has strawberry and leather on the nose. Predominantly strawberry on the palate with a bit of currant and vanilla. The tannis are smooth. I gave it an 86, but it rated a solid 5 points lower before it opened up. So the bottom line on this one is it can be a bargain, but you need to be patient.
I also enjoyed visiting their website and seeing Cabernet spelled as Carbenet. I wonder how long it will take them to fix that one.
Wine: Fish Eye
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Price Paid: $5.99