Archive for February 16th, 2012

February 16, 2012

Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Rosy, berry nose, rich red colour, dark cigar shop on the palate, pleasing on so many levels but a long chalky finish ruins a lot of that initial exuberance.  We decanted without improvement.  It was exceptionally versatile food-wise, shone through even with an ad-hoc Mark Bittman NYT carrot soup and coleslaw, and lost a little of the “tongue paste” feel.  On sale it’s worth getting a doz, yes, but pales in comparison to many similar reds from Oz.  A great weeknight red.

 

Price: On sale at BC Liquor for $19.99, regularly $22.99.

 

Market Liquidity: Under $20 a “BC bargoon.”