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With each passing month, I am trying to branch out my tastes – in food, in wine, in everything. When I first started drinking wine, I preferred sweet white wines. Slowly I am working my way into drier wines and red wines.

The other night I fixed Grammy’s Spicy Spaghetti for dinner. I wanted a nice red wine to accompany it. One that was not too dry and that would have enough flavor to stand up to the robust sauce. I liked the fruitiness of the wine without all the sweetness. There is just enough bite from the tannins without being pucker-y.

Gnarly Head describes the wines as this-

“Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon embodies bold. It’s rich, fruit-driven, and dense, with a juicy core of dark fruit. Our winemakers carefully select grapes from California’s finest growing regions, choosing only the best fruit. Some say that Cabernet is the king of wines and our bold Gnarly Head Cabernet proudly wears the crown.

Our dark, bold Cabernet has solid tannins and jammy fruit, with aromas and flavors of black cherry, currant, dried cranberry and black peppercorn followed by a trio of clove, earth and light toast. Gnarly Cabernet Sauvignon is a worthy companion to the heartiest meals, be sure to try it with grilled lamb, New York strip steak with roasted potatoes, baked manicotti or some bold blue cheese.”

I paid $9.99 for this bottle and it was totally worth it! I’ll be buying this again.