Big & Bold
I've been a big fan of Roth Cabernet for many years, and have always rated it higher than many of the pricier ones (Trefethen Cab for example). However, their 2009 Cab completely misses the mark. I got 2 bottles, just to make sure. In my humble opinion the acid balance is completely off.
Smooth & Supple
For a $10 wine, I must say this is very impressive. The first sip begged for more depth, but in retrospection, this is a fine Malbec for its class/category. Pretty smooth and balanced. Interesting how they make this work for a value-level wine.
Now thats a winery that knows how to make wines. One of the best Chardonnays I have tasted.
Neither here nor there. Tastes like a weak Cab. I really cant figure out whats wrong with this one. :( If you are looking for a mixed red in this (price) range, I would rather go for Kendall Jackson Summation that has atleast some distinct flavor.
I agree more with Wine Spectators 88pt rating. Thats about it. Nothing more, nothing less. (Some of the others have rated it higher) Overall an "OK" Cab. Not sure I agree with the smoothness. And its Quite "bold" in my opinion. Not worth $24 that I paid for it. You could find several in the $12-$15 category that would beat this one.
I agree a 100% with Veritas (the other reviewer here). This is not a 92 pt wine. Its just too sweet.. Tastes like a $7 bottle of Chardonnay. Waste of money, and time.
one of the reds i've ever tasted. hurt me to empty a full bottle down the drain. save your $'s.
I like pure cabernet in general, and dont like them mixed usually, but this blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot is one of the finest i have had in the below $50 range. (I usually dont go above that price range, so pardon me) . It has a very Smooth, Rich and distinctive flavor. The maker suggests, The 2005 vintage has aromas of vanilla, ripe cherry and cinnamon, with flavors of raspberry jam, cocoa and red fruit. I admit my palate is not sophisticated enough to sense each of these ingredients while tasting, but in reverse-engineering, i like most of these ingredients, which is why I might have ended up liking the end result. So if you like the above ingredients, there is a good chance you will like it as well. In short, if you are a Cabernet lover, and are looking for a smooth cabernet, this is a great buy. I've had guests have a second look at that bottle. :-)