Globerati Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is easily one of my new favorites. Not only is it a decent wine, the wine series is interesting as well. Each of the wines in the Globerati series comes from a different region around the world, making it an affordable way to try different wine regions. I can’t wait to try the other wines from this winemaker. The Cabernet comes from two different regions in France: the Languedoc and the Gers in Gascony which is South East of Bordeaux. I’ve come to realize that I prefer Cabernet from France, the acidy of the grapes is always much more pungent to me than other regions.
Wine- Globerati Cabernet 2011
Store- Whole Foods
Tasting notes- The vibrant nose is what sold me on this wine. It is bold and spicy with a hint of vanilla oak. The worst thing about this wine is that the first taste falls flat after such a wonderful nose. Good thing the finish makes up for it by being long, smooth, and earthy. Even though the first taste is nothing exciting it does have a nice medium body with tones of black currant and pepper spice.
Alcohol content- 12.5%
Pairing ideas- The bottle says it pairs well with ragu and ravioli. I’m sure it pairs well with spicy red sauce, however I don’t think it bold enough to pair well with heavy meat sauce.
Final verdict- 4/5 stars. I gave it a star for price, nose, finish and a bonus start since I would recommend this or drink it again. It lost a start for the initial flavor since it completely fell flat there. Overall, this is a great bang for your buck! You get quality grapes from France for only $6.99 and you get to feel fancy when shopping at Whole Foods. I consider this to be an easy drinking wine, not too memorable, but totally worth $6.99.
I had some fun pictures of me and Tom drinking this wine while watching Star Wars. I wish I could upload them from my old computer. I’m still without a computer. Please give me any and all suggestions for buying a new Windows OS computer on a budget!