Sample received courtesy Big House Wine Company for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Psst, wise guy! Don’t let the name fool you, this ain’t your typical yappin-his-mouth Cab. It’s saucy with a beezer of black currants and mocha that lead to dark berries and fresh plums, a true bomba de fruta. It would be a crime to mistake this wine for Bordelaise kin; he is much more volatile, which is why he’s no good with food. Eh, he’s especially fond of burgers or ribs.
Fresh off of reviewing another Cabernet Sauvignon (the 2008 Hess Select) comes the 2009 Big House The Usual Suspect Cabernet Sauvignon. And while this is the same variety at the Hess Select, it is a very different wine. It’s also about half the price.
The 2009 Big House The Usual Suspect Cabernet Sauvignon has inviting aromas of plum, dark fruit, black currants, and a tiny bit of pepper and vanilla. This is a jammy wine with plum, black currants, and coffee flavors. Nice tannins on the slightly bitter finish make good counterpart to the jammy fruit. A simple wine that would probably be at its best paired with red meat off the grill. The wine held up fine on day 2. A taste rating of 6/10, but the super low price means this one still gets anOverall Rating of “Buy”.
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Overall Rating: 7.0
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