3 Girls Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 | Lodi, California

3 Girls Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 | Lodi, California

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’!

The Vino

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.

The Verdict

 2 / 5

If you want to try your luck with a bottle of 3 Girls Cabernet Sauvignon, click the link and proceed with ample warning.

About DC

As a southern gent/ex-military brat, I am a product of downhome cookin’ and international fare. My palate yearns for savory, spicy, cheesy, melty, and exotic flavors… mmmm… sizzle my skillet! #BigSpoon

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