blackstone. pngPart of Constellation’s stable of supermarket wines, Blackstone’s Cabernet is for adults. Simple black cherry and loam on the nose, on the palate a little coffee with the fruit, but it avoids excessive sweetness and doesn’t pretend to be lush. It goes down easily without trying too hard. Salutary restraint on the oak chips but the palate is a little thin and tart, the short finish more puckery than drying, a passable weeknight table wine best consumed with food.

Score: 82

Ave. Price: 8

Alcohol: 13.5