Ever had one of those days when you want some comfort food to make you feel better. Not like eating a bag of potato chips but a nice bowl of soup that warms you up and calms you down. I’m not a big proponent of drowning your sorrows because the cure’s aftermath screws things up even worse. I wasn’t looking for soup. I wanted to maintain my cheap bastard mantra of not spending any money and still drink something that was relaxing. I had a glass of Delicato Cab. I actually opened it several days ago so this wasn’t the first pour out of the bottle. I’ve had some inexpensive wines that have a completely different experience a few days later. Those wines remind me of Monty Python’s Review of “Australian Table Wines” where Eric Idle says the Château Chunder is”specially grown for those keen on regurgitation.” Regurgitation wasn’t what I was looking for tonight to remind me of my day. This wine was still good four days later, protected by its little plastic cork. Although for real cheapness I go for the Foxhorn in the 1.5L but I do have to maintain domestic tranquility. If I’m to have any comfort emotionally I better provide a tad bit better wine for Ms. Dan. It’s medium-bodied. The bottle says it has flavors of black cherry and light oak. I taste the black cherry or other flavors like black currant, but I think they left the light oak taste in the metal brewing vessel. But I’m happier for it. I had my glass of wine for the evening and protected the old pocketbook.
From: Manteca, California
Winery: Delicato Family Vineyards
Bought it at: Publix
Stopper:Plastic Cork. Has the brand name and website address on it
Score: I give it 3 corks
Dan’s Rating System:
1 Cork: One word: Regurgitation.
2 Corks: Worth the money but not a repeat. I’d serve it to an Alabama fan
3 Corks: Buy it again, especially considering it’s a 1.5L bottle