July 5, 2008
2005 J. Garcia Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast
Much love for all 9 fingers of Mr. Garcia, but I didn't think crafting wine was his talent. I figured his name was selling this wine - WRONG. My wife and I were both pleasantly surprised by this $13 gem. First off, this wine is drinkable immediately - no waiting around for flavors to come out or decanting necessary. Perfect for taking over to someone's BBQ when you know it's going to be opened shortly - plus it's a talking piece with the name & artwork (1991's Desert Storm is featured here). Rich black fruits, mainly blackberry. Vanilla and spice on the nose. We both commented on the great aromas immediately. Many complex flavors for an inexpensive wine, and it ended very well with more vanilla and slight coffee tastes. A superior 7/10 rating for Jerry's Cabernet Sauvignon purchased at Sam's Wine. Thank you again, Jerry.
We can share the women, but we won't share this wine.