Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wino Wednesday: Scarlet Five


Welcome back to Wino Wednesday with Aubrey from High-Heeled Love and Myself!

Three Simple Rules:

1) Take the Button
2) Write a Wine-related Post
3) Link-up!

Today I'm going to do a review of sorts of my new favorite wine :)

From the CK Mondavi Website:

Scarlet Five is our winemaker’s signature cuvee, an expression of five red varieties capturing the best of each vintage. It has the backbone of Cabernet Sauvignon, the finesse of Merlot, the structure of Petit Verdot, the floral essence of Cabernet Franc and the boldness of Malbec. This full-bodied wine offers flavors of black cherries and plums and ends in a soft, balanced finish.

Our family winery, established in 1943, has been committed to creating fine wines for four generations. We harvest grapes at their peak of ripeness from prime California vineyards, creating wines with fully developed flavors.

Appellation: California

Varietals: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec

From Yours Truly:

This is honestly the best wine I've had in recent memory. When I was in Georgia last weekend I found it for an excellent price and I bought 6 bottles. It's dry, but it has so much flavor and is does have a smooth finish so the "dry" isn't as abrasive as it can be in other wines. Even my sister Megan, who doesn't like red wine, liked this one. I found it at Jax's for $8.79 for a 1.5L bottle. I spotted it in a Publix last night for $9.99 for the 1.5L bottle. So it's a good buy, and it's delicious. 

Seriously, try it. Let me know what you think of it!

Happy Wino Wednesday! Link-up Below!


Jennifer Brownlee said...

I am very excited to try it. I am sure I will love it.

Aubrey S. said...

This sounds delicious from the description. I'll keep my eyes open for it at my Publix.

Have a fabulous Wino Wednesday!

holli said...

I'm going to find this one! I love finding new yummy wines. Thank you

Miss Angie said...

Yum. I need wine now.

Beth W said...

It sounds delicious! Petite Verdot is a great grape, and I love it in varietals. Plus, a dry that isn't oaky or sour on the end of always a bonus. :D