It’s finally my turn to drink! If you’re slow on the uptake, Heather, Cheryl and I are doing real mom wine reviews on a rotating basis. Every Saturday we will bring you our thoughts on a new bottle. Last week, Cheryl reviewed a Generation Seven White and the debut post was done by Heather with her thoughts on a 2009 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. They both seem to favor white wines so aren’t you lucky I’m here with a red review?
Now, to preface this whole thing. I am not a wine expert. I am a wine drinker, wine lover, wine guzzler. But I wouldn’t consider myself an aficionado at all. I buy wine by the box. At Albertsons. I don’t know what it means to have “oak undertones” and I don’t know what tannins are. I am just a mom who drinks to forget what assholes how spirited her kids are.
I went out last week and actually shopped for a bottle of wine. I started at Henry’s Marketplace hoping something would catch my eye. But it was quite confusing looking at all the choices. I then headed over to Costco. Costco has quite a large wine selection and I got quite excited when I found something from the Cupcake Vineyards.
I mean, really!? How can you resist Cupcake Vineyards? I chose the Red Velvet and the price was right, only $7.99 (it retails for $12.00 on their website).
Red Velvet description from their website:
Red Velvet is a smooth creamy blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s reminiscent of a blackberry chocolate cupcake with a mocha coulis. shows an incredible nose of chocolate, deep rich blackberries, red fruits and a creamy mocha finish that is unmistakable in its intensity and length.
Okay. Again, I have no idea what “nose of chocolate” or “creamy mocha finish” means. I should take a class so I don’t continue to sound like an idiot. I tasted a delicious red wine. It wasn’t very sweet and didn’t leave a bad aftertaste. My aunt Terri is a dedicated Merlot drinker and she tried the Red Velvet and said it was awesome and possibly her new favorite.
So, there. Are you proud of me? I didn’t tell you all about my box of chill-able red. I shared a real live delicious bottle of wine. You should pick one up for yourself.
FTC Disclosure: This is an unsponsored post. I bought the wine all by myself. If you have a product you would like me to include in our weekly wine series, please contact me!