R Wines Evil Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia, Australia
"The 2006 Evil Cabernet Sauvignon saw 25% of the wine aged in French oak. It reveals a fragrant bouquet of cedar and black currants. Fruit-driven, full-bodied, with tons of flavor, this Cabernet is an exceptional value. It will provide pleasure over the next 6-8 years. R Wines is a new company founded by importer and marketing genius, Dan Philips, along with co-owner, renowned winemaker, Chris Ringland. Winemakers for R Wines are Chris Ringland, Lisa Wetherell, Andrew Hercock, and John Hughes. It encompasses four familiar labels, Marquis Philips, 3 Rings, Roogle, and Bitch, along with 13 others created especially for R Wines. Needless to say, the packaging of these wines is amazingly creative but, more importantly, what is in the bottle consistently over-delivers from low-end to high-end." - Wine Advocate
R Wines Winery
Based in Australia, R Wines produces wine from vineyards all over Australia including Riesling from Western Australia, Pinot Noir from Victoria, Shiraz from McLaren Vale and the Barossa just to name a few. R Wines was founded in 2005 by partners Dan Philips, and Chris Ringland. Chris is one of world's leading and most gifted winemakers. He leads teams of winemakers and viticulturalists managing vineyards Australia wide. R Wines that make it to the shelf are not merely sound and well-made, but are stylish, compelling, hand-crafted and peerlessly delicious. We believe that what goes on the bottle is as important as what goes in the bottle and work with world-class designers to create innovative, loud, brilliant labels that speak to consumers in ways unique to the wine world. The best Grenache in the world is in Australia. The Chateau Chateau project is a study of the effects of soil and place. Five icon vineyards and one blend with distinct expressions, soils and locations in the Barossa and McLaren Vale. There is no illusion, this project includes the world's best Grenache. View all R Wines WinesLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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9 ratings, 7 with reviewsPatrick Stephens - Glendale, AZ49/12/2008C. Tell - Fort Bragg, CA57/30/2013
Joseph Marmion - Lake In The Hills, IL45/6/2008Wonderful value. Easy to drink with just enough nose and complexity to tempt one to lie about the price. It drinks >2x its price.Ft. Lauderdale Wino - Fort Lauderdale, FL26/14/2008This cab is a good value, but it tasted a little young to me. I personally like a more full bodied cab.23/7/2009An OK Cabernet with nothing special about it.EricV - Ithaca, NY45/1/2008A full bodied cab at a great price. Considering its youthful age it does not taste very young. At $10 a bottle, a great buy. The packaging is quite cool too.Jeremiah - San Diego, CA43/26/2008I am new to wine. I have been a bourbon/whiskey/scotch drinker for a long time. I have had several various wines over the last few years and found little enjoyment in any of them. Evil cabernet sauvignon has changed that. This wine has inspired me to move past my traditional vices and try new things. I have had several cabernet sauvignons in the past and this has been the first to impress me enough to finish the bottle and buy another. I recommend this to anyone who is in doubt of wine or anyone who wants to try something new. I do not consider myself a wine afficionado by any means, but this bottle has inspired me to pursue a new avenue of beverage completely different from those I prefer. This wine may be my conversion from bourbon to red.44/11/2008i ordered this bottle in an attempt to try something new. both the rating and the price led me to say, "why not?" and i'm glad I did. Great red for having a glass after work or with dinner. the bottle was gone in less than a week. I would definitely order this again and recommend to friends.Jay Love - Arden, NC48/3/2009My wife and I got the itch to open a bottle one random week night for "a" glass of wine. After taking a few sips of this delicious wine, I knew the bottle would be gone. This wine is one of the best "bang for the buck" wines I have tasted. It was velvety smooth with notes of cherry and chocolate. Be careful with this bottle, its evil!
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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