The 2010 Purple Cowboy “Trail Boss” Cabernet Sauvignon is a solid red choice if one wants wine with a definite punch of fruit, fatness and soft tannins. Basically, it is made for steaks, barbecue, red sauced dishes, chili and other hearty foods.
What sets this apart is the fruit comes from a great cab region –Paso Robles – and yet it does not have that really high alcohol nudge the region normally creates from such a warm growing spot.
The colors are a dark red with hints of purple, and the aromas of ripe plum, cherry and cassis are accented with a hint of cola and vanilla. In the mouth, the flavors are of rich, ripe plums and juicy berries with cassis and slight cola and fine, polished tannins on the finish.
The price is $12 a bottle. If your wine place doesn’t have it, have the manager contact Glazers for a supply.
Roger Gentile is the owner of Gentile’s, the Wine Sellers – www.gentiles.com – and the author of two books on wine.