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Oh…Woe is Me!

I’m generally a happy person and appreciate the little things in life, but recently I’ve been in a wine rut of sorts.  My wife and I have hit a rocky patch of late with lots of “iffy” and “marginally acceptable” Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the under $15 category.  In hopes of finding a cure for what’s been ailing us, I decided to pull the WineLife365 bus into California to find salvation in two youthful Cali Cabs:  the 2008 Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ($10.99) and the 2008 Butterfield Station Cabernet Sauvignon ($9.99)

Unfortunately, on this night, the 2008 Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ($10.99) and the 2008 Butterfield Station Cabernet Sauvignon ($9.99) were not meant to be our rescuers from this rut.

Both Cabs possessed only a moderately pleasurable, single dimensional red cherry focus with very little of anything else displayed.  In all fairness though, the 2008 Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ($10.99) was a tad more complex:  it did showcase some milk chocolate notes that actually paired nicely with my Poor Man’s Chef dessert of sliced strawberries over top of a chewy chocolate chip cookie, drizzled with Hersey’s chocolate syrup. 

Sadly, the 2008 Butterfield Station Cabernet Sauvignon (I hate to say it) narrowly escaped banishment to the WineLife365 basement.

2 Stars out of 4.  My quest to quench continues.  If you have any recommendations for a Cabernet Sauvignon, under $15, that will rock my world and make my taste buds holler – I’d love to hear about it!

5 Responses to “Oh…Woe is Me!”

  • chris:

    Trader Joe's Reserve Cab for 9.99 or Berryessa Gap Syrah for around 15.00 or if you want a cab that will curl your toes make you go to a happy place try a 2006 Stanton Cab for 75.00

    • Thanks Chris for visiting the site and for also providing me with several recommendations. I haven’t tried any of these wines – and your ‘toe curler’ definitely perks my interest!

  • Dan:

    Just finished a bottle of the 2008 Root 1 Cabernet from Chile. Got it on sale for $9.99. Awesome complexity for a wine of this price, a little different taste than most Cabs but I found it great for the price.

  • WineLife365:

    Thanks for sharing Dan! I'll be sure to give the Root 1 a try! Cheers!

  • I am thankful that I detected this blog , just the right information that I was looking for! .

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