One of the mid-priced “moon” wines from Trader Joe’s.
Velvet Moon Cabernet Sauvignon (2011) California – $7
Aroma: earthiness off the bat – smoky oak and toast, followed by cassis and blackberry fruit.
Taste: a solid combination of fresh and cooked fruit – not jammy in texture, but has some jammy taste notes. That’s backed up by a little oak, gentle tannins, and moderate acidity.
You can drink this on it’s own, with pizza, or with lean beef. A pretty nice bottle for under $10. Recommended.