July 24, 2013

#winewednesday - d'Arenberg High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon

I've reviewed wines from d'Arenberg or Darries before.  They are a bit of a go to staple in our house hold at times.  Easy drink, accessible, good prices, and consistent in taste.  What's not to love.  

Today I'm drinking The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon.  Darries has several ranges of wine - The Stump Jump at the value end (under $15 a bottle and a great drink) all the way through to the premium single vineyard drops at around $100 a bottle.  If you can't find a wine to suit both your taste and budget you may as will stop drinking wine.  I've actually tried a lot of their wine and really value both the premium wines and the value wines.  It's rare for me to feel that way about a winery, but I don't think they've compromised on quality with any thing they are producing - which is great.  

The High Trellis Cab Sauv is a good drop.  The nose is quite fruity with lots of blackberry.  The colour is rich cherry with lots of purple hues.  It looks lovely in the glass.  It's a good medium wine that is pretty easy to drink right now, but could easily wait a few years if you're so inclined.  The oak isn't overpowering and there is a good amount of tannins.  All in all at around $18 a bottle it's hard to go wrong.... in fact I'd say you'd be getting a bargain at that price.



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