Maker: Alice White
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Packaging: Bottle, artificial cork
Our Rating: 8 out of 10
When we tasted Alice White Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, we were reminded a bit of our review of Alice White Merlot 2004. In our notes for that Merlot, the words “forgettable” and “inoffensive” appeared, and those adjectives seem appropriate for this Cab as well. We just didn’t find much to write home about with this very young offering from Alice White. A mild nose with some cherry and berry notes leads to a medium body with moderate cherry, plum, and spice notes. We didn’t find a lot of structure, and the best thing we can say about this one is that it won’t offend anyone too much.
Cheap reds of this type aren’t generally intended for aging, but somehow we wonder if this Cab wasn’t rushed to market. Based on comments on the 2005, we were at least expecting a big, juicy Cab, but didn’t find it here. For some Aussie fun, check out the Alice White website.