Wish Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon
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@salcorn hands off Lab Rat Reporting duties to a crack panel of Zoom tasters in a Tiki bar With air, it turned into a pleasantly drinkable value wine that held up to very strong cheeses.
2018 Wish Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Bottled, Mendocino County
$180.00/Case for 12x 2018 Wish Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Bottled, Mendocino County at Wish Wine Co.
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2018 Wish Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon
6 bottles for $63.99 $10.67/bottle + $1.33/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $99.99 $8.33/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: tax and shipping are not included in savings calculations).
2018 Wish Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon - $28 = 21.87%
Due to some miscommunication, this bottle arrived in Orlando while I was in Chicago. That was going to require a really long straw. Fortunately, my remote tasting panel leapt into action, acquired the bottle from my house, and took it to our company Tiki bar for analysis.
This is a crack panel of tasters. I know this because I spent the entire pandemic teaching them about wine on twice-a-week Zoom tasting sessions, mostly involving Casemates wines!
So here is their collaborative assessment:
When we first opened the package and noticed it was a cabernet we were delighted. The label didn’t necessarily scream high-end cab, but it is a pretty blue.
The wine is light ruby red, uncharacteristically light for a cabernet. It did not drink like a full-bodied red, but was pleasant on the palate.
The initial notes were juicy fruit, leading with cherry, strawberry, and plum. With air, it turned into a pleasantly drinkable value wine that held up to very strong cheeses.
One taster felt the plums took center stage, with subtle notes of dark chocolate and espresso, and very light tannins.
With the name, Wish, it left us wishing the wine had a bit more structure, but it’s suitable for parties. So we had one.
@salcorn beautiful pics
@salcorn your company has a Tiki bar?!?!
@TimW It was the first thing we wanted when we bought our new building! And since we are in the theme park business, it has a show.
@kitkat34 Thanks! Credit to Loren, who claims she doesn’t take good photos!
@salcorn sorry you missed out! But, that was fun! Cheers!
I received the email from Alice just yesterday and I was very excited to be chosen as a lab rat again. Timing is tight as I received the bottle today and it is the same day the review should be submitted. So first world problems . Had plans already for the evening and just opened the bottle around 10 pm after it had been in the wine refrigerator for a few hours. Nice dark ruby red color in the glass. (Thanks for the new CaseMates Glass!).
The nose is of a nice California Cabernet Sauvignon. The taste does not match the nose or varietal but that is OK. It tastes like a nice red blend. Not many tannins. If you are looking for a big California Cabernet, this is not it. It is a good drinkable red wine. At the price point noted, it is a great deal.
“They selected the Lion of St. Mark as their symbol of family tradition and quality.” Yet they didn’t use the lion on their label and instead chose the label on this bottle? Curious choice.
/image lion of st. mark
@TimW I suspect the color is supposed to make you think “Tiffany”
They do use the Lion of St. Mark symbol on the Brutocao label wines. The Wish wine is probably a one-off to get rid of extra fruit. Like what Dan Tudor does from time to time with labels like Radog, Otter Cove and Highlands Project.
Agree that the label is very Tiffany-esque.
In for a case. Hoping to get another Casemates wine glass.
@yorkrk Get yourself on the lab rat list then!
@InFrom @yorkrk My recent lab shipment didn’t include a glass.