2008 Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon: A mild, easygoing wine
nov. 6, 2010: i bought this wine on the recommendation of my gleaner coworker donna stinnett, who described it as a good wine for the price. we agree. it was about $8 at the schnucks on north green river (their wine selection seems interesting, actually, and is much bigger than the one on washington). i thought the texture was smooth and soft. the nose reminded me of some malbecs, probably because of the tannins. the flavor was a bit sweet but hard to pinpoint exactly. greg said he'd get it again. would go well with a steak. 14.5 percent alcohol.
this column runs as "bottle by bottle" in the evansville courier and press twice or so a month. the focus is on wines, food and how they intersect. if i receive gifts, i'll tell you. photo credits are noted. i buy most of my wines from winetree, varsity liquors, schnucks, the fresh market, kwik liquor and winestyles (in evansville, ind.); big red liquors and sahara mart (in bloomington, ind.); vecchio's italian market (in newburgh, ind.); whole foods (in st. louis); and binny's (in chicago.) also, i do try a number of wines that i don't necessarily mention in the column, through travels to france and other markets (germany, hungary, italy, etc.) that don't sell wines i can find here. those experiences factor into my tasting descriptions, even if i don't mention them in the column, so keep all that in mind. i write the column to tell my readers in the evansville, ind., area what i consider to be flavorful, balanced and good-value wines for sale in this area.