Saturday, January 31, 2009

BoonaRoo = Blech

I couldn't pass up BoonaRoo's 2002 Shiraz Cabernet blend when I was at Safeway on Friday (it was only $3.99), but I should have.

The deep purple of the wine when I poured a glass, made me think that I might have found a gem, but on first sniff all I got was must and oak. I let it sit for a while to open up and sniffed again. With a lot of effort, I managed to detect slight notes of plum or prune, a hint of spice and a strong heat.

It tasted like licking a musty oak barrel: bland. Although, I must admit that there were also subtle flavors of prune or raisin. I couldn't even finish a glass and it still gave me a headache.

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