Best Cheap Wine: 2006 Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon
We read Mary’s article on how to find good cheap wine at the supermarket with great interest (as did many of you; it’s been one of our most popular posts for weeks). We happened across her top pick the other night and decided to give it a try. Read on for a closeup on Mary’s top cheap Cabernet Sauvignon, and more on where we found it.
This Cabernet Sauvignon was the highest scoring wine on Mary’s list, and we found it at Trader Joe’s! It was slightly more expensive there – running us about $10. But we definitely found it worth it.
The main word we kept using to describe this red wine was “velvety.” It was smooth and rich and full of fruit. As Mary mentions, we found notes of cherry and vanilla, with more than a hint of spiciness. It was delicious straight out of the bottle – easy to drink and smooth going down.
We actually found it just as good if not better the next evening. The leftovers had expanded and softened and we found them just as delicious as wine fresh from the newly opened bottle.
Highly recommended – thank you Mary for the tip!
• More good cheap wines: How To Choose Good Cheap Wine from the Big Brands: Cabernet Sauvignon
• And more on Trader Joe’s wines: Supermarket Wines Review: Top Wine Picks from Trader Joe’s Wine Store in New York City