Our good friends and neighbors just came back after a weeks vacation in Cancun, Mexico. Knowing, of course, that I love wine they brought back a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Mexico, more specifically, Valle De Calafia, Baja California.
I have NEVER had wine produced in Mexico before and was very curious, and had no idea of what to expect.
The bottle they brought was the 2005 Casa Pedro Domecq Cabernet Sauvignon XA Vinos Premium. I tried to find it online and only found a few sites, the majority in Spanish, which is not my forte. I found one single site mentioning price, it said $12.95, but you could not buy it from there.
Well, time to taste it. This wine has a dark red, inky color in the glass. Very lush fruit on the nose with black currant, dark cherries and a little earthiness. Medium length finish on the palate with dark berries, black currant and firm tannins.
I poured this wine to my husband without telling him what I opened. He came back after finishing his glass and said: Not bad, pour me another glass. Upon hearing what I was pouring he was pleasantly surprised and told me it was better than he expected. I share his opinion in this case. I really enjoyed this bottle of wine. I have not done a ton of research, but after a couple of searches on google I did not find a place to buy this bottle in the States. If you do bump in to it and the price above is correct, grab it and enjoy. I know I will...