Monday, July 20, 2009

Bay Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon (nv)

i wrote about the chardonnay from this california vintage and was not very impressed. i had purchased the cab at the same time on a whim. same price of about $4. most folks give two buck chuck pretty high marks. i am not a huge fan but the wine is drinkable. how does this compare? the nose was somewhat floral with black cherry and blackberry notes. it was a bit green in the aroma as well. the taste was unfortunately very thin and young. i don't know if time in the bottle would be of much help. blackberry flavors followed by a little oak and spice but not much finish and not much in the way of tannins or complexity. it was drinkable, but i wouldn't serve it with anything but pizza or fast food. not on the top of my list for good low priced reds.


Anonymous said...

I just saw a huge display in a grocer in Atlanta, at $2.99. I didn't buy because I thought it must be horrible. But I saw online that other people said it isn't terrible. Saw the merlot won silver prize, 86 pts. But maybe it could good for cooking too.

Jennifer said...

I recently purchased the Cab Sauv at my local grocer for $3.33. It was surprisingly good. Cheaper wines seem to have a "tinny" taste to me. Not even a hint of it with Bay Bridge. I am going back for more!

guerilla sommelier said...

I just reviewed the merlot by these guys and I liked it.