I am VERY sad that the Cab Franc is not included. I would have been in for 3…
I’m also a bit nervous about a red “table wine” from 2003, though I do love that Durif (i.e., my single favorite grape in the entire world, more commonly known as Petite Sirah, so I’m puzzled why they said Durif instead) is a part of the blend, but it usually is in such wines.
I’ve had their 2003 Central Coast Cabernet. In my opinion it wasn’t bad for the price. The nose was full of fruit - cherries, blackberries, some smoke and a little oak. It was probably the fruitiest cab I’ve tasted. Lots of cherry and berries, again a little oak. I remember it had a very short dry finish.
Regarding the CT info on the 2005 Smith & Hook, I’m not sure I trust the “avg price” of the two entries at $16.50 - it seems low. BevMo sells it for $22.99. When I checked CT’s “other vintages,” 2001-2003, the avg price was around $22, and the ratings were pretty good.
These wines sound interesting. But I, too, am disappointed that the Cab Franc isn’t included – discovered this as a standalone varietal last year and it’s one of my favorite finds now. [edit: I meant Cab Franc in general – I haven’t tried the Hahn wines.]
Love love love the Meritage. One of my favorites for the price. Supplanted the Coppola Claret at that price point for me. Feel comfortable from reading that the Cab is good stuff. A little gun shy on Pinot’s lately and not sure about the Red Flyer. Can anyone comment on these?
i’d raise the smith & hook to $20, drop the meritage to $11, the red flyer to $6 (its readily available at Trader Joe’s for $5.99). Just to be a lil more precise =P Good job on the price linking tho, rather helpful.
ohhh also, i’ve seen the Tytanium wine at the Wine pavilion in the OC, they had it for 24.99. I see quite a few wine.woots there
Bat woot guys, the price isn’t good enough to get me to buy it. If the wines retailed at 65 or 75 I’d have bought them and broke them apart and sued them as gifts but these wines arent that good of wines, hell one of them is nearly a two buck chuck, selling for a mere $7 on average.