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April 14, 2008
Beringer Founders' Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
This 2005 cheapo was only $6.99 at Costco. Tastes like an under $10 wine, but it's not bad and exceeded my expectations of the mass generated Beringer winery. File under 'pizza wine' for when you don't want to drop coin on something fancy. Smell is of mostly tannins, flavors of mostly cherry, with an alcoholy tannin filled finish that drys up without much lingering flavor. The wine actually has some legs, but legs are not an indicator of quality, which i recently read somewhere. I give this a 6/10 rating when comparing to other under $10 wines, assuming you can deal with the strong tannins.