A “quicky” wine review for you all today. I got a couple of bottles of McManis Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 in a mixed wine half case from Tesco.com.
McManis Family Vineyards are based in California and this wine seems to be another “Tesco exclusive”. As usual I expected a simple gluggable red with maybe a bit of extra “harshness” as it’s one of my least favourite red grapes, the mighty Cabernet Sauvignon.
As our article about wine bottle design is getting quote a few hits it’s worth noting I quite like the label design. There are maybe a few too many fonts in use but there’s a nice use of colour and the back label is very neat including one of those removable “buy me next time” tabs.
So, what was this wine like? Well. it was okay. Just okay. Not really drinkable on it’s own (like most CabSavs) and fairly decent with food. It wasn’t too harsh and overpowering although I felt rotten the day after drinking it (although that wasn’t wine related… hopefully!). To use an Internet-ism, it was just a bit “meh!”. It didn’t knock my socks off but it was a decent enough wine, 3 stars.
McManis Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2006