Review: 2012 Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon California

Avalon.CAB.2012How good can an “everyday” Cabernet Sauvignon that costs 12 bucks possibly be? Not bad at all, actually.

Avalon, courtesy of Purple Wine Co., is a very straightforward wine, but it avoids the problems of being overly sweetened and overly alcoholic (at 13.8% abv). Instead what we get is a slightly peppery, slightly chocolatey wine with blueberry notes coming across strong on the forefront. The finish brings out more of a blueberry cobbler character, with just a hint of baking spices. For 12 bucks, it’s a solid double.

B+ / $12 / avalonwinery.com

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2 Responses

  1. lucero December 18, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    I bought that avalon CAB and it is horrible, bitter and disgusting. I think that manischewitz is hundred times better. I totally regret my purchase.

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