Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, California.
SRP of $13 for a 1 Liter Tetra Pak and available for as low as $9. Sample received courtesy Formula PR for review purposes. Also available in a 500 ml package with an SRP of $7 and available for as low as $5.
From the bottle:
"This classic Cabernet Sauvignon shows a hint of French oak, is full-bodied and very approachable. Each lot was slowly fermented, patiently aged, then released at its prime - ready to be enjoyed at your next picnic, by the fireplace or with your favorite dish.Today's wine comes in a tetra pak, which is primarily made from paper. These cartons require half the energy consumed in producing traditional glass bottles. The wine inside comes from organically grown grapes. To be sure, CalNaturale's commitment to the environment is quite strong, but can the wine itself meet these same high standards? Let's find out...
Convenience is key in today's hectic world -- no awkward tools are required to open our package. Simply unscrew the cap, pour a glass and enjoy!
The 2008 CalNaturale French Camp Vineyard Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a very nice aromatic bouquet of mixed berries, vanilla and a little green olive. Tasting the dry, medium-bodied wine shows some dull jammy fruit, a good amount of oak and soft tannins. This is definitely an easy to drink wine. The dry and dusty finish is quite long and features a little burst of spice at the very end after the memory of most wines is gone. This wine would be a really good match for a BBQ, especially when you add in the convenient package, the slightly larger size and the fabulous price!
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Taste Rating: 7 Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 7.5
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