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    (2/5/2011)
    Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Sold Out $26.99
    2012 vintage available for $27.99
    I bought this bottle at the local wine emporium for 32.99, mostly to blot out the memory of the night before, which I spent attempting to get drunk enough to appreciate Coppola's Director's Cut and had to pass out before any reward came. This was a little different. The nose is nice and grapey with no alcohol fumes to burst your capillaries on the first inhale. Top layer was grapey or cherryish but a little flat on complexity; mid-sip was still very fruity, and the finish was long with an interesting caramel pop at the very end. There is a type of high-end cabernet that almost feels like drinking some complex french broth; where one could almost taste beef or leeks in the moment between swallows so that drinking it on a cold night is almost as good as a meal. This wine *almost* makes it there and *almost* tastes french, with just a nanosecond of a memory of the perfume of Cote Du Rhone when it crosses your lips. All layers are balanced, fruity, but not sweet. I would not drink this on its own however, it just doesn't have the gravitas; there are layers in the vintage but none inside each layer. I would call this a 300 thread count sip. Also: I think the Malbec was a mistake. I don't think Malbec belongs in a cab; it turns a red flavor into a purple one. Entirely different and not particularly appreciated.
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    (2/5/2011)
    Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Sold Out $26.99
    2012 vintage available for $27.99
    I bought this bottle at the local wine emporium for 32.99, mostly to blot out the memory of the night before, which I spent attempting to get drunk enough to appreciate Coppola's Director's Cut and had to pass out before any reward came. This was a little different. The nose is nice and grapey with no alcohol fumes to burst your capillaries on the first inhale. Top layer was grapey or cherryish but a little flat on complexity; mid-sip was still very fruity, and the finish was long with an interesting caramel pop at the very end. There is a type of high-end cabernet that almost feels like drinking some complex french broth; where one could almost taste beef or leeks in the moment between swallows so that drinking it on a cold night is almost as good as a meal. This wine *almost* makes it there and *almost* tastes french, with just a nanosecond of a memory of the perfume of Cote Du Rhone when it crosses your lips. All layers are balanced, fruity, but not sweet. I would not drink this on its own however, it just doesn't have the gravitas; there are layers in the vintage but none inside each layer. I would call this a 300 thread count sip. Also: I think the Malbec was a mistake. I don't think Malbec belongs in a cab; it turns a red flavor into a purple one. Entirely different and not particularly appreciated.
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    (2/5/2011)
    Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Sold Out $26.99
    2012 vintage available for $27.99
    I bought this bottle at the local wine emporium for 32.99, mostly to blot out the memory of the night before, which I spent attempting to get drunk enough to appreciate Coppola's Director's Cut and had to pass out before any reward came. This was a little different. The nose is nice and grapey with no alcohol fumes to burst your capillaries on the first inhale. Top layer was grapey or cherryish but a little flat on complexity; mid-sip was still very fruity, and the finish was long with an interesting caramel pop at the very end. There is a type of high-end cabernet that almost feels like drinking some complex french broth; where one could almost taste beef or leeks in the moment between swallows so that drinking it on a cold night is almost as good as a meal. This wine *almost* makes it there and *almost* tastes french, with just a nanosecond of a memory of the perfume of Cote Du Rhone when it crosses your lips. All layers are balanced, fruity, but not sweet. I would not drink this on its own however, it just doesn't have the gravitas; there are layers in the vintage but none inside each layer. I would call this a 300 thread count sip.
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    (2/5/2011)
    Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Sold Out $26.99
    2012 vintage available for $27.99
    I bought this bottle at the local wine emporium for 32.99, mostly to blot out the memory of the night before, which I spent attempting to get drunk enough to appreciate Coppola's Director's Cut and had to pass out before any reward came. This was a little different. The nose is nice and grapey with no alcohol fumes to burst your capillaries on the first inhale. Top layer was grapey or cherryish but a little flat on complexity; mid-sip was still very fruity, and the finish was long with an interesting caramel pop at the very end. There is a type of high-end cabernet that almost feels like drinking some complex french broth; where one could almost taste beef or leeks in the moment between swallows so that drinking it on a cold night is almost as good as a meal. This wine *almost* makes it there and *almost* tastes french, with just a nanosecond of a memory of the perfume of Cote Du Rhone when it crosses your lips. All layers are balanced, fruity, but not sweet. I would not drink this on its own however, it just doesn't have the gravitas; there are layers in the vintage but none inside each layer. I would call this a 300 thread count sip.
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    (2/5/2011)
    Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Sold Out $22.97
    2012 vintage available for $25.99
    I went to the grocery store and wanted a "good" cabernet, not one of the 12 dollar bottles I was used to buying: took a flier on this one because the lower-end cab is excellent, especially in my habitual price range. I paid 35 dollars and 94 cents for this bottle retail. After the first sip I went looking online for reviews because I really thought there was some kind of highbrow wine thing I did not know that I should read about in order to appreciate what I was tasting. Cherry? Blackcurrant? Where? Topnotes are gatorade, grapefruit rind and possibly cyanide, and maybe something you left out on top of the fridge one day when you were high. Cocoa and Cassis are MIA. Aftertaste is deeply bitter; something like quinine mixed with liquid hand soap. I waited a while after opening it since they say it's supposed to "breathe" and I thought maybe that was the problem. After decanting it was a little better -- say five percent better and I at least made less of a face when the tannins were left. I'm serious, this stuff is just bad. Tannin this bitter is not a "wallop"; it is possibly something that could be developed to make prisoners talk. I was looking into making my own wine in my garage, and if my efforts had produced something like this I would have given up and gone back to my day job immediately. Truly awful. I gave it two stars because, well, I don't want to be mean to Frankie.
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