A smooth, easy drinking Paso Cab, the Caretaker Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon from Trader Joe's.
This wine is available exclusively at Trader Joe's and sells for $9.99. It is produced by Miller Family Wine.
There is an intimate relationship that exists between the land and those who have farmed it over decades and generations. This wine is about personality - the character and nuances of a vineyard that can only be expressed by a a true…Caretaker.
Dark ruby color with a garnet edge. Opening with a complex nose of sandalwood, cassis, black cherry and dark chocolate. On the palate it is rich and mouth-coating with a long finish of concentrated fruit, black tea, leather, licorice and spice box. The texture is broad and even, finishing with a fine tannin structure.
Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 8
Soils: Alluvial deposits of gravel and sand over silt and clay subsoils
Growing Season: Early March to late October
Winemaking: Small lot fermentation
Oak Treatment: Aged on 20% new French oak
Bottled by Miller Family Wine Company
The 2020 Caretaker Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a pleasing aroma of cherry, black cherry, spice and a little leather.
Tasting reveals a smooth, easy drinking Cab. It is a bit thin perhaps but still hard not to like and not sweet like a lot of wines in this price range. It's worth the 10 bucks.
It kind of fizzles a bit on the dry finish but overall it's still a good find. You might also want to check out review of the Caretaker Pinot Noir from Santa Maria Valley.