Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon – Earthbound 

Cabernet Sauvignon – South Africa – 2015

In my attempt to try so many other different kinds of wines, I have forgotten to rate and drink more of the classic Cabernet Sauvignon.

It is one of the most popular ones and yet it is an acquired  taste. It is usually well layered and high in tannin. I believe that is were the necessity to mix it with Merlot arises, and we get Bordeaux or  other mixes. Once you know what you are getting into when you have it, then you are sure to enjoy it.

As expected, it is well formed and with a nice bold attitude, however it is too young and lacks of maturity, but it was not disappointing.

Fruitiness: 3.0 /5

Sourness: 4.0/5

Tannin: 4.2 /5

Style:  medium

Body: 4 /10 

[Note: Fruitiness, sourness and tannin, are a red wine characteristics, they do not define the quality of a wine]

Found in: Carrefour

The Overall SunShower rating is:

3.8 /5

Rating levels:

4.7 – 5.0 The finest of all!
4.0 – 4.6 Oh this is good!
3.1 – 3.9 This ok! Pleasant. But don’t be demanding.
2.3 – 3.0 Ok, this is weird.
1.0 – 2.2 Don’t try this, I already sacrificed myself for you.
0.0 – 0.9 Cannot believe there is something this disgusting.

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July 07th 2017


Cabernet Sauvignon – Joostenberg

This is the wine served at Artful Dodgers. I love this restaurant and if you are interested I will posting about it soon.

They have only one selection of wine, and it is this one. Many of my dear friends always complain that even though the food is excellent, they do not like the wine. Before starting this blog, I did not understand all the reasons, but now that I have learned a little I went again and tried it once more with Grexxen and the SaltyAvocado.

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Origin Denomination – Norte Sur

Today it is Mother’s Day in my country and it had to be celebrated with a suitable wine. But which one would it be? As I was walking on Carrefour, I was encounter by a delicious luring Chilean Merlot. And as you know South American wines are my fascination. I was about to take it when I spotted this piece of art. The reason it called my attention was because of the nice design in the bottle. I took it and, oh surprise!, it was Spanish.  Didn’t think about it too much and took it home.

I was about to open it, when I saw this other beautiful detail.


I pour it down and deep ruby came out. Where have I seen this color before??? Sauvignon!

Let me sip it!

Yes definitely Cabernet Sauvignon, but not alone!

What is that other flavour??? Is it merlot? Shiraz? No I cannot be Shiraz, this isn’t as sour. But it isn’t as soft as a Merlot. What is it? It is delicious. Like I could drink more of this.

I sat to write the blog and I finally realised this:


Something called “Tempranillo” blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. I was right!!!! It is somewhat satisfying as I just realized I am getting better at wine tasting. “Yeih!”

I turn it around and found the perfect description:

“…With blueberry and cassis aromas. In the mouth it is well-balanced with soft tannins, leaving to a long persistent finish.”

They have it in the sticker and it is sincerely accurate.

Now let me give you my own personal perspective, this wine is based on details. Everything about the bottle is about details, even the cork was delicately selected. The blueberries in the smell and the shiny deep blue of its color is not coincidence. I feel like the wine maker put a lot of dedication to produce this wine. If I had only read the sticker that says “Organically grown grapes and night harvested”, I would not have made it justice. It can be felt that it is a wine of details.

Fruitiness: 3.9/5

Sourness: 3.6/5

Tannin: 3.9/5

Style: Light-Medium

The overall SunShower rating is:



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I believe that you would also be interested in another good “Origin denomination” wine,

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot – Isla Negra West Bay

If this wine was French it is likely that it would be a Bordeaux. But it is Chilean, making it perfect, ’cause I am a fan of South American Wines.

It is drier than the Saga, but I was lucky enough to get it cold, so its fruitiness and sweetness came dancing around. Perfect combination of both kinds of grapes.

How can I describe its color? It’s dark and deep, but translucent and shiny when seen through the light.

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Bordeaux – Saga

RED WINE NIGHT! That’s what it was meant to be. Mainly because of two big reasons:

1. We have been having whites and recently roses

2. When I was in Dominican Republic, I brought back a curious magical bottle for Grexxen. It has roots and other twigs. The very first time, you are suppose to fill it with a red wine and leave it for 1 week, after that that you can fill it with any other types of alcohol and get shots every 3 days. We have to try it, right?

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