I’m not a wine expert and have no plans to start regularly reviewing wine, but I ran across this wine in the grocery store and as a Cigar Guy, I had to buy it and give it a try. Because of its name and the story behind the name I felt it was worthy of a short write-up here. Unfortunately when I got up to the cigar shop and opened the bottle to share with my friends with some good cigars, I completely negelected to take another photo of the wine so I am using the same picture in this post that I used in my previous post I made when I found the wine. I thought a nice picture of the wine in a glass would be good but alas I forgot to get the shot.
I was worried about what to expect. The wine was $12 and had a screw on cap. I know those are becoming more widely used even on some really good wines, but this was still cheap bottle of wine from the grocery store. I didn’t know what to expect. What I got was a pleasant surprise. It is a very drinkable wine, well suited for any time and just about any situation. It was fruitier than i was expecting with a distinct plum flavor. A more refined wine taster might call it currant but plum works for me. There was also a bit of pepper on the back end. The finish was a little short and the body a little thin but for the price I thought it was quite good. It held up well to the Davidoff Short Perfecto Colorado Claro I was smoking, and yet I don’t think it would over power any but the lightest and most delicate foods. If you are a cigar guy like me and you enjoy the occasional glass of wine you should give this one a try some time. It is pretty good and the name alone almost demands that you give it a try.