Have you ever had one of those really crappy weeks where everything seemed to just go wrong? Where the end of the week came and you had to go through a critical thinking exercise to convince yourself not to drive headlong into a bridge abutment at 80 miles an hour? Well, that's the week I just had (and it's not even over yet!!!). So to take the edge off, I just wanted to drink tonight, now granted, I should be addressing this in a vodka or grain alcohol blog, but alas I settled for a bottle of wine tonight (though I must admit, all I could think of on the way home from the office just before 8:00 pm on a Friday night was the scene from the movie "Airplane!" where Robert Stack as Rex Kramer kept upping the ante, with "looks like I picked the wrong week to stop smoking/drinking/taking amphetamines/sniffing glue" as that described my work life this week!).
So I made it home, and bless you G.B. Russo's for hooking me up with a case of 2008 Round Hill California Cabernet Sauvignon! This wine is nothing too special, but you know what? It's a great, easy drinking cab, with mild aromas of rich red fruit (cherries, blackberries, etc.) along with some leather and tobacco. The taste is mildly fruity, with a nice clean finish that just says, "you've had a tough day, let me help you take the edge off." And that is certainly can do, since I got this wine on close out from Russo's. Apparently they designed a new label (this is it in the photos) and it looks absolutely horrific, so they decided to trash all the old/new labeled bottles and make room for the not so loud and graphically challenged labels to come. As a result, I picked this one up for only $4 a bottle! I can't afford not to drink this! Sure, it's not an awesome 94-point WS big bold Napa cab, but for that price, I could drink this one all summer long! As a result of the terrific value offset by the horrific label, I give this one a solid 7! Enjoy and here's to hoping I make it through the next week of work!
Whoops! The phone just rang, time to get back to work!