Sometimes people bring me wine so I can taste it and give them feedback on it. I recently received a bottle of Three Wishes Cabernet Sauvignon from a trip that my mother-in-law took to a new Whole Foods store. It was crazy cheap but they wanted to know if it would be a good pick or dud. I was more than happy to assist in this instance.
Name: Three Wishes Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery: Three Wishes
Alcohol by Vol.: 12.5%
(Price can vary on state, taxes, the store’s mark-up, and whether or not the plates of food you ate at Thanksgiving can be counted on one hand.)
I poured the wine and noticed that it had an average clarity and was about 50% red and 50% purple in color. The wine had a fruity smell with berry aromas. There was no hint of anything else, such as spice, vanilla, citrus, etc. I honestly didn’t think that I would get much in terms of additive flavors for $3 bucks.
This wine had a subtle (very subtle) hint of vanilla and plum. There was no spiciness and no depth to the flavor. There was a very short finish that was strangely acidic in its notes. I let my wife have a sip and her reaction sums up this wine in one sentence: “It tastes exactly like communion wine.”
Luckily, I had some butter sauteed shrimp (seasoned with Cavender’s Greek Seasoning) with oven roasted squash, zucchini, green bell peppers, and creamy rice to cover up the taste of the wine as I drank it.
Rating = Never Again
If you missed going to church last Sunday and are feeling guilty, then buy a bottle of this wine, grab some oyster crackers, and have yourself a faux communion at home. Otherwise, stay away from this one. Get a good beer or spend a few bucks on a bottle of FlipFlop or Rex Goliath.