Snake River Valley, Idaho; 13.5% ABV
$6 at the Richmond, CA, store on 14 May
I’ve enjoyed a number of Rieslings from Ste Chapelle, but I couldn’t recall having tried any of their reds, so I picked up this wine and finally opened it last night. Although my curiosity was satisfied, I can’t say my lust for wine was particularly.
The wine has a lighter medium body, with pleasantly complex red fruits (cherry, red plum, pomegranate) and a nice earthy aged complexity. It was pretty much tasty right away, but darkened and filled out some as it aired. It’s also slightly too old, with a faint vinegary aspect, so I wouldn’t recommend either waiting to drink it or drinking it over more than one day. The wine’s being a less substantial example of Cabernet, plus its being a little too old, make me think you can do a lot better for $6 at the GO.