Monday, April 27, 2015

Velvet Moon Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Review: Flavorless, passable. $6.99

I should have written this review last night, but we were watching a movie. Anyways, I can now provide you with detailed hangover information, so it's probably for the best.

Velvet Moon Cabernet Sauvignon is a $7 wine from Trader Joe's.

I am personally a big fan of wines that taste like wine. I'm not hugely into overly complex tastes and scents. I don't like musty wines or wines that are too crisp. If I had to pick, I'd probably pick mid-bodied.

In other words, boring. I like boring.

At the risk of insulting the vintner, Velvet Moon totally fits that bill. It tastes like wine. Plain wine.

If I was to liken it to anything, I'd say it even tasted like grapes. That's how wine-y this wine is.

It has a medium body with weak legs.

On paper, this should be my favorite wine. But I think it's even too boring for me.

I've had Sutter Homes with more personality than this wine. No, really. That's a true fact.

That said, it's a fine table wine. It's not a "I'm going to sit outside on the patio and enjoy a nice glass of wine" wine, but it's a "I'm watching A Million Ways to Die in the West and want some wine with this reheated chicken and kale" wine.

Hangover report: I was initially worried when I woke up at 5:30 with a mild headache. It seemed like this might be the beginning of an absolutely heinous migraine, which would be really inconvenient given I had a product photo shoot at 10:30. However, by the time my day actually started at 6:30, the headache was gone and there was absolutely zero hangover.

Would I buy this wine again? I wouldn't seek out this wine to buy again, but if I had to choose between Velvet Moon and a bunch of other wines that I had tried, I might give this one another try just to see if I could eek out a little personality.