*this is not a sponsored review post
About two weeks ago my brother Tom and I were talking on the phone, and he just so happened to mention a wine that he enjoyed. No wait, he didn't just say that he enjoyed it, he RAVED about it. Tom is the head chef of a restaurant; therefore I trust his opinion when it comes to food and wine recommendations.
It’s funny, he told me that the only reason he tried this wine was because when he first spotted it on the shelf in the store, it resembled our family’s last name, Carnavil, so he decided to buy a bottle. He also said that the label design attracted him. And he was right, it’s an alluringly seductive label - dark and mysterious.
So, the next day I went to my local wine and spirits store and purchased a bottle. I actually tried it on Christmas night while gabbing on the phone with one of my friends who lives in Florida and also loves red wine like I do. And after taking my first sip, I said to her, “Okay, listen up girl, tomorrow you have GOT to go out and buy a bottle of this wine because you are going to die and go straight to hell because it's THAT deliciously decadent. You're gonna love it!"
I also recommended this wine to two people I work with, and after buying a bottle, they both came back and told me how excellent it was.
And the wine I speak of is, Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon.
Where do I even begin to tell you why I love this wine so much?
First of all, just look at the color. It's so dark and opaque, it almost looks like ink.
And the flavor...
As you all know, I adore bold, full-bodied wines. And this one hits the mark. Yet, it is not so full-bodied that it's dry or biting. Nor, is it overly-sweet. It's a perfect balance of robust flavor and luscious weight, but remains smooth and refined with soft tannins.
This rich Cabernet reveals hints of blackberry, caramel, dark chocolate, roast coffee and toasted oak.
If there was a word that I could use to accurately describe this wine, it would be, sexy.
And it's a wine I recommend sipping slowing because it's one that needs to be savored.
On the night that I first tried Carnivor, I nibbled on some sharp Romano cheese and crackers. And it was fabulous. But I could also see pairing this wine with a salad, pasta or meat.
So, if you're looking to experiment with a red wine, I can highly recommend Carnivor. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
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Price range: $9.99-12.99
Have a delicious weekend everyone!