Saturday, July 8, 2017

Northbound Railway Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

I write this blog and try numerous wines in search of a $30 wine that I can buy for under $15.  This time, I think I really found one.

My fourth wine from Lidl is the Northbound Cabernet Sauvignon.  From the label, this is a Cabernet Sauvignon from a great vintage (2012), a great growing area for Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) and an above average alcohol content (15%).  The wine was aged in oak for almost 2 years and has been in the bottle for another 2 years.  I knew I would like it even before I opened it.

This wine has so many flavors associated with Cabernet Sauvignon.  After only 20 minutes, it opened up to flavors of dark berries, plum, cola, chocolate, and licorice finishing with dusty tannins.  What more could you ask?  The wine is $14.99 and is worth another trip across town to Lidl!

SC Wine Joe rating = 92 points