Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Steak House Red 2008 wine review by (PB)

This is a production of Charlie Smith the iconoclastic owner of the Washington state Magnificent Wine Company AKA "K" Vintners. You can spot their wines by the labels which look like a kindergartner designed them...Did I say Smith was an iconoclast?

He produces a steady line of value wines that are well made and bargains for what you get. This one however is an exception to the rule. It is made with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon possessing a black cherry hue with chocolate powder and licorice, cedar and some nice red fruit. It starts off well but...

Palate--The wine is watery, thin with tight fruit that's a bit bitter. It finishes with, uhhh, nothing. Breathing did nothing to improve this wine and when (NW) asked what I thought--we were together at the time--I responded with, "Drinkable plonk."

The Magnificent Wine Company's "House" wines are really good wines for the price. But this one even on close out at $8 is worth passing up. Raise a glass of one his other productions.

1 comment:

Keith said...

Great blog!

I just had the House Red from this company and wasn't impressed. I find it is too complex and goes with almost nothing. By itself it is almost undrinkable. However, as I'm eating dinner now, I will say that I find that the House Red goes good with spicy food.

My friend tells me that the Steakhouse Red (Cab) is the best of all their wines. I will have to try it and compare.