Also, let me be the first to admit that I totally bought this wine because of the picture on the bottle. Never mind what it tastes like, or the price, or where it’s from… that picture is lovely and I had to have it. I needed an adventure anyway. Life lately has gotten so regimented that I needed a little escape.
Now that I have tried it, I wish that I had read the description before. Ahh irony.
It’s not bad. Just not what I wanted on my night alone watching old MGM movies. It doesn’t necessarily taste like a Gene Kelley wine. But when one wants adventures, I suppose one doesn’t get to be in complete control of the situation. Alas.
Coastline is actually pretty delicious, once my high expectations took a hike.
It has a smoky nose, that makes me think of Colorado (My favorite part about some wines) The first tastes are fruity and there is a spicy taste too, which is interesting. On the finish you have the smooth vanilla tannins… mmmm. It is a medium bodied wine that acts like a full bodied wine. I would call it a husky medium. It is gorgeous in my wine glass as well. It tastes divine with Chocolate.
I recommend drinking this wine on a Monday night with your favorite dark chocolate. It is the perfect, post-Monday pick-me-up. I wonder if it would be impossible to loathe Mondays if there was the promise of wine at the end of the day. I guess I will have to try it. 🙂
Best part is I got it for about 10 dollars. I am loving that great wine is so accessible.
Here is the description of the wine that I didn’t read: (Source)
Paso Robles, Central Coast, CA – Coastline Cellars Cabernet offers fresh aromas and flavors of blackcurrant, spiced plum, and vanilla. The long finish with soft tannins and good structure is highly desirable. Pairing with Roasts & Grilled Beef.