So I'm on the search for some good, cheap standbys while I'm here the next two years. Not necessarily Pinots, just good stuff I can get in my weekly Kroger runs, or an occasional Trader Joe's run in the city.
Tonight I opened my Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon. I don't drink Cabs very often, and I know that Barefoot can be risky. But who could resist that blackish-purple liquid schloshing around the bottle?
This Cab was surprisingly pretty good. Good if you like jammy wine, and I do (cannot WAIT for a special occasion to imbibe my August Cellars Marchel Focht). A rich berry flavor, kind of spicy, and surprisingly tangy. I was worried about the tannin overload, so I left mine open on the counter and swished the hell out of it before I tasted.
Caveat: I made spicy Indian food but didn't really think through the whole wine-pairing thing before I planned my meal. Bad combination. Terrible combination. Save this for something MUCH simpler/earthier. Or just drink it alone while watching a shitty ripoff of Before Sunrise (2 Days in Paris, anyone? "Coincidentally" a project by Julie Deply). But Deply is cute, especially with her oversized black-rim glasses, so the Cab and I were content.