Happy Wine Wednesday! So after work and going to the gym, I've decided to open a bottle of this month's office wine club selection, the 2014 Woodstock McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of Australia! It's been a while since I've had an Australian wine, which usually would be a Shiraz as they say, but they are also very adept at Cabernet Sauvignon, so let's see what this wine has to offer!
The wine is a deep, inky indigo with bright ruby along the edges, The nose is a cavalcade of rich leather, green grass, blackberries and a bit of smoke. The taste is quite nice, with a rush of rich, ripe black fruit, blackberry, plum and currant that transitions nicely to some mocha and caramel notes midpalate. The tannins are still a bit youthful, with nice acidity to balance the long, dry finish.
Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 8, it's a very nice, easy-drinking Cabernet and an everyday value of a wine, I bought this one from Wines Till Sold Out for just $15! This wine would pair well with a variety of summer dishes, from barbecue to steaks and tacos, and tonight I am enjoying it with hamburgers! Truly a wine that can go with the simplest of fare, cheers!