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Happy Hour: Cab-ulous

I was at Cost Plus scoping out the after-Christmas-holiday candy, when a certain wine display caught my eye. These wines — named Cab-ulous, Chardon-Yeah!, and Zin-fatuation — looked fun, flirty, and appealing. I assumed you guys would be into them, yet I couldn't help but wonder if it was just a clever, marketing ploy.

To find out, I bought a bottle of the Cab-u-lous and brought it over to my friendly, wine-snob pal. I figured if anyone was going to give me a good opinion, it would be him. The vintage we had was a 2005; it was still pretty young and it showed. The wine barely stained the cork, and the smell was rather fruity, actually make that Kool-Aidy. The initial signs were not good, but we carried on and were pleasantly surprised. It wasn't an amazing wine, but it was only $10 and was smooth and easy to drink. As the wine snob said, "She's everyone's friend. No one is going to really dislike her. They might not have an opinion, but they won't hate her." I couldn't have put it better myself. No one will have a problem drinking this wine. It's nothing amazing, but it does have a clever label and would be a good, inexpensive purchase.

Also, it appears to be distributed by Trinchero Family Estates, however, I could not find it for sale online. If you do see them, don't pay too much, the bottles were $9.99 at Cost Plus.

fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
Yum, Thanks for the reply! I'll give it a try!
Food Food 9 years
fuzzles - 2 buck chuck actually just won a big award. It's okay, but not amazing It's a good choice for cooking with, and actually works great as a base for a good sangria.
Food Food 9 years
lex- ha! i was actually really surprised that he liked it at all. I expected him to be insulted that I brought it into his house!
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Since you and your "wine snob friend" put it to the test, I suppose it's okay...:)
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
Has anyone tried "2 Buck Chuck" from Trader Joe's? TJ's are new in my neck of the woods. I've read that it isn't bad, but two bucks? WTF? I'm not much of a wine drinker, but I do on occasion cook with wine. Might this be an economical and tasty idea to have a few bottles of TJ's on hand for stews and de-glazing?
emalove emalove 9 years
This doesn't sound like a wine I'd buy, but if someone gave it to me, I'd drink it.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Love Cost Plus! I always have to check out all of their wines!
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