Budget Wine Review: Ray’s Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast 2016

rays creekI can’t find out anything about this winery which probably means this wine is bulk juice that someone with a distribution contract slapped a label on.

Generic berry aromas, a little dust and dry herbs on the nose. The palate is thin and watery but the acidity is soft and the tannins fine grained, so it’s drinkable but forgettable.

And at $14 dollars its not really a bargain; there are better Cabs out there for less.

But when you have a generic wine there is something you can do to make it more exciting. Serve it with a compatible dish (a burger would do fine) and play music that matches the mood of the wine. This wine gained some body when accompanied by simple, up-tempo rock like Queens of the Stone Age No One Knows.

Score: 83

Price: $14

Alc: 13.5%

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