The Parados Cab Sauv is not super dry, like most Cabs we favor. It’s shockingly smooth, really lacking the bitter bite of a Cab. But dryness is a big part of why people purchase cabs. And it happens to please our palates as well.
The cab’s not sweet, though, falling somewhere else on the spectrum away from the opposite of dry.
It’s typical of a South American wine, which we tend to purchase frequently (look for many posts on the topic in the future). It’s flavorful but not fruity. It’s smooth yet bold. And there’s no dry aftertaste or bite.
The flavor itself is subtle. It doesn’t have that cheap, watery taste, but it doesn’t have much kick, either. At least as far as flavor is concerned; this one sneaks up on you and will knock you flat. We had about 2.5 glasses each and felt the effects quickly and heavily. But hey, red season is drawing to a close, so what better way to go out?
We both agreed that months ago when we dove headfirst into Wino-ism that we enjoyed this particular wine more, but we’re not quite as impressed these days. We hope it’s because we’ve found several better ones since then, and not due to declining quality of the wine.
But considering we’ve gone through dozens and dozens of new brands since then, we feel like our tastes are just changing. And we’d still recommend Parados Cab Sauv, and (as of now) we’d unconditionally recommend South American reds, which we’ll be posting much more about in the near future.
3 out of 5 strikes
(This post written by Janey and Greg)