For the past week or so all of the wine shops have their obligatory “scary” labeled wines all displayed together. In the spirit of being festive I somewhat contrarily selected a couple of slightly gimmicky looking bottles, last night I gave a pour to Evil Aragon Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. Evil Wines are the product of Chris Ringlan, an Australian winemaker and Dan Philips a negociant style producer and wine importer. Frustrated with the attitude towards wine in some areas of the world, “especially by the bureaucracy of the US FDA administration” where firearms, drugs and alcohol are grouped into one category, they were inspired to create the Evil label. Their mission was to craft a wine that was clean and simple, along with having a label that could “be understood and enjoyed from any angle”.
Dark red-violet in colour with aromas of grape jam, cherry and cigar box spice. Juicy cherry merged into a moderate finish of white pepper and vanilla notes. Straightforward and on the spare side, it’s a decent gulpable glass that is quite easy on the wallet.
Cabernet Sauvignon [I could not verify varietal percentage]
Bottled for Santa Ana Crianzas y Viñedos
Enjoy now thru 2014
- Spooky Wines (2cookinmamas.com)