2006 R Wines EVIL Cabernet Sauvignon
South Eastern Australia
 
WB Rating: 88

 
Alcohol by volume: 15.0%
Price at time of purchase: $7.99 (Costco)
 
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Shiraz

Another insanely good bargain from R Wines, this Cabernet has more character and quality than most of the $40+ California Cabs I've tasted in Dry Creek tasting rooms lately. Deep purple in color; excellent ripeness; earthy and chewy. Spicy cherry, berry, and bittersweet chocolate flavors, along with classic weedy dark currant notes. Despite the 15% alcohol, does not come across as hot or unbalanced. If anything, this wine will continue to improve for a couple of years, though it's awfully nice right now. Love the label. - HK 2008-09-19

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[test  2008-10-06] too fruity  User Rating: 85.