Thorny Rose Cabernet Sauvignon
Thorny Rose Cabernet Sauvignon
I recently stumbled upon this cabernet sauvignon from Thorny Rose, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy this wine.
As you probably know, it’s almost never a good indicator when a bottle of wine doesn’t have a real cork, and this particular wine doesn’t even have a fake cork- it has a cap that screws off, but don’t let that turn you away!

The Thorny Rose cabernet sauvignon is very smooth, easy to drink, and has quite a fruity scent and flavor.

I brought this wine (along with several others, including a more pricey cabernet sauvignon, J. Lohr) to Thanksgiving dinner, and after having drank both, my mother said she enjoyed the Thorny Rose even more than J. Lohr, so keep that in mind if you’re on a budget and looking for a good red wine!
Thorny Rose Cabernet Sauvignon
Thorny Rose cabernet sauvignon – back of the bottle

When I saw the word “blackberry” in big, bold letters on the back of the bottle, I knew right away that I had to try this wine.

The liquor store where I happened to purchase this wine seems to be a bit overpriced, but I believe this wine typically goes for somewhere around $13 or $14, and you pretty much can’t beat that.

The Details:

  • 2010 cabernet sauvignon
  • 13.5% alcohol by volume
  • Contains sulfites
  • Place of origin: Columbia Valley (that’s in Prosser, Washington, in case you were curious)
As with most reds, the Thorny Rose cabernet is a little dry, however, it’s probably one of the least dry wines I’ve had in a while, and while I’m certainly no expert, I can’t think of a single type of food that wouldn’t pair well with this wine.

If you’re looking for a nice, affordable red to enjoy for no reason (like after a long work day), or you’re having people over and want to pick something up, I would say this wine is worth considering.
Let me know if you’ve already tried this wine, and tell me what you think!  Don’t forget to subscribe if you love wine reviews from a regular person– I also post book reviews, rantings, ravings, and lots more to come!