Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hob Nob Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Sponsored Wine Review (NW)

This wine was sent complimentary to The Wine Cask Blog in exchange for a review.

Tasting notes:

Raspberry jam, licorice, and oak on the nose

Full bodied on the palate

Red berries and chocolate on the finish


With grapes sourced from France, this wine is being cleverly marketed along with a Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, a several others from the same producer. It's a basic varietal Cabernet with a decent flavor profile but seems a bit "manufactured" with oaky touches and jammy fruit bordering on candy sweetness.

For $10.99, it competes in the value price category. While it's catchy and well packaged, it suffers from a lack of place and a lack of distinction. Raise a glass of something more interesting!

1 comment:

Jon Rogers said...

I recently tasted the 2009 and thought it was pretty good. Similar characteristics from the 2007 review above. Dark and jammy. It's a popular wine in restaurants in Connecticut.