A couple of days ago, I wrote about the wonderfully relaxing evening I had while reading my book and drinking a 2008 Treana Red. What I didn’t mention in that review was that the Treana was actually my second bottle of the night. The first bottle I opened was actually a Chilean wine that I tried really hard to enjoy, but just couldn’t make happen.
The 2010 Kiyapura was a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère, which had a brilliant deep ruby color with flecks of purple. On the nose, there were juicy blackberries, cinnamon, and a touch of something vegetal. In the mouth, there were under-ripe blackberries and stems. The wine had a medium body, medium tannins, and high acidity.
Is this worth a glass after work? No…it’s not worth dirtying a perfectly clean wine glass. At $13, this wine just isn’t worth it. I tried drinking it alone, but it was too green and too acidic. I tried pairing it with Hubby’s delicious lamb tacos, but it was just not working with the food. I even tried giving the wine some help with an aerator, as well as letting it decant for a little, but in the end, there was nothing I could do to make this wine more enjoyable. Unfortunately, I ended up opening a different bottle because life is just too short to drink bad wine.
Question of the Day: Do you every dump out a bottle of wine or do you feel the need to drink it unless the wine is actually flawed?
Purchased at Barclay’s Wine
Overall: 1.5 Corks