2010 Maroon Barrel Select Cabernet

maroonI often spend/waste money on deeply discounted wines on the chance that the slashed price frog turns out to be a prince.

I picked up this 2010 Maroon Barrel Select Cabernet at Cost Plus World Market for $17, or about a third of the release price of $50. $17 would be a fantastic price for a decent Napa cab, obviously.

Unfortunately, this wine doesn’t justify even the modest price tag. It’s too sweet, candied fruit with a short finish. A meh in most all respects.Tastes like bulk cab.

Lesson learned.

C for what’s in the bottle. F for value.

 

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About davetalkswine

I like to drink and write about wine. I'm an equal opportunity drinker, but gravitate toward France, the Pacific Northwest and up-and-comers like New York and Virginia.
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