The Seventy Five Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuck Beckstoffer Wines has an SRP of $20 and is available for as low as $16.
Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
'75 The Year That Was
Queen Elizabeth II knights Charlie Chaplin. Mikhail Baryshnikov, defector from Leningrad's Kirov Ballet, graces the cover of Time Magazine. Smokey the Bear retires to the National Zoo.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest sweeps the Oscars. The Wiz opens on Broadway. Saturday Night Live premiers. Born to Run goes gold. Elvis turns forty.
Tiger Woods appears. Jimmy Hoffa disappears. Jack Nicklaus takes home the green jacket. The Reds defeat the Red Sox in seven games. Muhammad Ali wins the Thrilla in Manila.
And Tuck Beckstoffer piled into a faux wood-paneled Ford Country Squire station wagon with the rest of his family, bound for America's oenological paradise, the Napa Valley.
We've never understood the traditional Robert Parker 100 point rating system. Why have 100 points when only 20-25 points are actually used, with most wines falling into the 85-95 point range? And even more importantly, why isn't price considered in the rating?
Take today's wine for example -- we'd give it a 92 on the 100 point scale. Sounds quite respectable, right? Take a look at other 92 point wines however and you'll find prices going all the way up to over $100 a bottle. Considering the Seventy Five Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon retails for under $20 and all of a sudden that 92 point rating means a whole lot more! (Not to mention, if you're paying over $100 for a bottle of wine, I'd be expecting a lot higher rating than 92.)
All of these things are exactly why we developed our own rating system that DOES incorporate price. Basically the higher the cost of the bottle, the better it must taste to get a recommended rating - aka "getting your money's worth". Seems like common sense, but unfortunately as with many things in the wine world common sense doesn't always apply. Find out more details on our rating system here and more on the craziness of the wine industry here.
The 2014 Seventy Five Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuck Beckstoffer Wines is a bit closed at first but is quite nice and aromatic after it has some time to open up. The wine tastes smooth and easy to drink with a lovely structure and tons of lovely fruit. Blackberry, red and black cherry, a little spice, pepper and a hint of mint combine with soft tannins to make a very tasty wine. It ends dry with lots of sweet lingering fruit on the mouthwatering finish and good length. A true value at under $20.
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