Full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons are always fun to try. A new offering from Carnivor Wines (Lodi) proves once again that the experience can be extremely pleasurable.
Carnivor’s Cab is a high production wine, with over 250,000 cases produced. From that perspective it sounds like a “Mass Production” wine. However, that assumption is quickly dispelled when the Cab is experienced.
The Carnivor Cab is of the “bold” genre. There is nothing subtle about this wine. With its dark, inky color, from the first look it promises a unique perspective when compared to other similarly priced Cabernet’s. Combine the look with an interesting nose, and you know the wine will reach out and grab you.
On the palate, the Cab fulfills the boldness promise. The initial taste is notable for the darker fruit flavors. The final result is a full flavor explosion in the back of the palate.
In the creation of the Cab, the emphasis was on a full, long lasting wine of some distinction. The grapes were harvested late September and early October. The fermentation was for 10 days at a temperature of 92°.
To round out the flavors of the Cab, small amounts of Petite Sirah and Merlot were combined for structure and smoothness.
This is a nice table wine for informal dining. With an alcohol content of 13.8%, it will not overpower and can be enjoyed with or without an accompanying meal.
Hats off to Gallo for sending the sample which allowed us to try a new Cabernet Sauvignon during the warm summer days. Good wine for a good time!
Have a winederful day!