Thirsty Thursday: Hole In Wine

Thursday, March 07, 2013

My relationship with wine has changed over the years. I started off with Pinot Grigio, then moved to a Processo, then dabbled in Torrontes and some Sauvignon Blanc.

Now, I 100% blame Reader Lindsay for turning me into a red wine drinker – specifically a Cabernet Sauvignon drinker.

A few weeks ago I picked up the Arnold Palmer Cab because it was on “sale” for $12.99 and brought it to Shot of Mom’s birthday dinner as somewhat of a “joke” because J Bo is obsessed with Arnold Palmers (Iced Tea + Lemonade). Well after a few sips, I knew this wine was on par – I was instantly obsessed. AND, so was my driver Brady! He’s not typically a red wine drinker, but he was totally in the groove. I’m glad I this bottle wasn’t a shank.

Arnold Palmer Cab isn’t a heavy red – it’s light and very drinkable. The official description from the website says: “The Arnold Palmer has aromas of almonds and plump dark cherries. The flavors of the wine hint of mocha and spiced chi tea while filling the mouth with raspberry candy, dark chocolate and espresso. The finish has elements of dark fruit, integrated with an elegant and rounded tannin structure.”

This wine is a total hole in one! Tea, cherries, almonds, raspberry candy, chocolate and espresso – I mean this is like a straight list of my favorite things! No wood or iron tastes. Way to go, Arnold!

And for those of you who aren’t aware, this wine is named after Arnold Palmer the golfer that hails from Latrobe, Pa – just outside of Pittsburgh!  A little birdie told me his wine is made under a partnership with Luna Vineyards. The partnership began in 2003 and the Cab was produced in 2005 in California.  

While I don’t like to spend a lot of greens on my wine, I 100% recommend a bottle of Arnold Palmer to start off your front nine. This wine should be sipped at a house or restaurant – totally not at the club.  

Feel free to count the golf puns and leave them in the comments section ; )