Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday Tasting: Cultivate Wine Reds

Cultivate Wines  sources grapes from a variety of countries to make high-quality wines at a less expensive price point. They also support a variety of educational organizations by donating 10 percent of their sales. Creative labels add to the fun.

The Feast 2009
$28.99 (Media Sample)

The Feast is a Cabernet-Merlot blend from Napa and Sonoma Valley grapes. It is an intensely dark wine with spicy aromas. Good mouthfeel with a softness on the palate. The first day I wasn’t sure if this was a wine I truly liked, but after a night open on the counter, it had really opened up and was a pleasure to drink. One of my favorite wines this year!

The Gambler Malbec 2010
$18.99 (Media Sample)

An Argentinian Malbec, from grapes grown in Mendoza (entire growing region if upwards of a half-mile above sea-level), this grape is blended with Bonarda to add texture and heft. I enjoyed it with food more than on its own, as it was a tad on the dry side for me personally, but my wife liked it just as much as The Feast. Very drinkable.

Disclaimer: This wine was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of Cultivate Wines. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give the wine a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.

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