As I picked up this bottle of Cab (12.99), I was greeted by an interesting description on the label: “3 Girls is the captured & bottled pure essence of innocence and youth. 3 loving Owners watching their 3 loving Daughters transition from childhood into young adulthood. With Pride and Love, Enjoy!” Hmmmmm…alrighty then. Don’t know what to do with that, BUT uh… a second glance brought to my attention the tag below the bottle, which actually describes the wine itself: “Ripe, dark fruit, smoke and vanilla notes add to the full-bodied sweet fruit and creamy texture of 3 Girls Cabernet Sauvignon.” Ooh la la, NOW we’re talkin’!
As I uncork the bottle, the sweet, delicious aroma of grape jam permeates the air, as if the invisible Cabernet genie’s been released. Usually, I like my wine like I like my food (a bit spicy). So when it comes to red wine, I normally don’t seek out (or expect) much sweetness. In this case, however, it is actually a welcomed surprise. At first, 3 Girls is extremely drinkable. It is not exceedingly saccharine to the point where you feel like you’re drinking a liquid lollipop; it’s more or less a natural fruity-sweet. The smokey notes that were mentioned in the description are nowhere to be found; just lots and lots of grape and nothing else. There is really no acidity involved, making this wine fall a bit flat. There is nothing bold, complex or intriguing about it, but it tastes good enough… that is, until I get halfway through my second glass and start noticing a powdery texture on my tongue. Hmmm, it reminds me of the cork, but I definitely opened the bottle without breaking the cork. Not good. I really wanted to like this wine, based on the first fragrant whiff, and those couple of sips at the beginning, but I gotta deduct MAJOR points for that powdery dew.
2 / 5
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