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Wine Wednesday – Insatiable Red Wine

After my kids pushed me into the mommy wall this week, I could really use a glass of wine!  But, I am sticking with this Lent thing and actually doing pretty good.  As long you don’t count sniffing people’s wine glasses and trying to lick my daughter’s cookie crusted face.

This is a bottle that I selflessly drank on Fat Tuesday in order to have a wine review for today.  Yes, I am a giver. 

Insatiable Red Wine California

Alcohol Content: 13.5% 

Price: Purchased for $5.99

 Insatiable Red Wine (non-vintage)

Description per label: We have been insatiable in searching all of California’s premier growing regions to bring you this mesmerizing and exotic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, Zinfandel and Syrah.  We invite you to be insatiable in your quest for incredible wine at a great price. 

Review:

Insatiable means always wanting more; always needing more and impossible to satisfy (thank you to the label for the handy definition). 

I want to squeeze life for every drop of enjoyment, excitement and experience.  I will always want more vacations, more career success and more… [edited to keep the blog clean].  Needless to say, I am insatiable.  I found this bottle on the night I was grocery shopping to host a Passion Party – coincidence, I think not.

This wine is a fraternity boy’s dream.  It has a catchy label and is cheap enough to buy enough to get enough out of his date.   In college my husband’s fraternity used to host wine and cheese parties- they would refill the bottles with boxes of wine in a back room.  College girls rarely have a well-developed palate (I didn’t back then) so the guys usually got away with their “refills”.  Insatiable is a great second bottle, once your palate is muddled, your sense of taste dulled and your sense of adventure heightened.  Just drinking a wine called Insatiable throws a particular mood in the room. And there’s no need to take the bottle in the back room to refill it.

It has a fruity nose with hints of blackberry and currant.  It is surprisingly smooth and balanced for the price point.  It presents as jammy and slightly spicy.  It has a reasonably smooth finish that blends tannins with a tartness.

On a scale of 1-10, I rate the Insatiable Red Wines a 5 for being a cheap way to set the mood. 

Suggested pairings: Tacos, skirt steak, chocolate and candlelight. 

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  1. March 16, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I know I’m supposed to be responding to the wine review. But all I can think about is this:

    college.

    (sigh.)

    No wine and cheese parties at the fraternity houses I frequented (yes. I said it. frequented). I want to go to your husband’s University. Even if the wine came in a box….and I’m twenty years too old.

    I can still be insatiable. Kind of.

  2. March 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Tacos, huh? Well thanks friend. I’m doing my best to support your Lenten vows and you throw memories of frat parties, cheap wine and TACOS in my fat pregnant INSATIABLE face?
    HMPH!

  1. March 16, 2011 at 9:09 pm
  2. March 17, 2011 at 5:33 am

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