Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon is from Napa, California, USA. For this review I tasted a 2012 “Founders Estate” Cabernet.
Founders Estate is the line of wines that Beringer says combines quality with every day value. These wines are meant to be opened right away.
Price paid for the Founders Estate Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon was $8.99.
Per the bottle, Beringer is the Official Wine of the PGA Tour.
Alcohol content of Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0%.
Beringer Cabernet SauvignonIn appearance, Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon is dark plum in color. Very little light shines through.
It has subtle legs when first poured. After a bit of air, it seemed to coat the inside of the glass better and produce more legs.
On the nose, the wine produced cherry blossom florals. The aroma was light to medium in intensity. It’s a very clean smelling wine with little pronounced alcohol. The aroma wasn’t overly developed and wasn’t noticeable from afar.
The wine’s taste included flavors of blackberry and vanilla. It’s a smooth drinking wine and is not dry at all. It reminded me of a blend in that there was some sweetness in the flavor.
Although the bottle suggested flavors of oak and spice, I didn’t sense either one.
Mouthfeel was silky, with a milky to creamy texture. I detected only minimal tannins.
The wine’s finish was short to medium.
Overall, this really wasn’t my kind of Cabernet. I tend to like more complexity and less sweetness. If this wine had been presented as a red wine blend, it would have been more in line with what I experienced.
Having said that, this wine is definitely “non-controversial” and would be approachable for someone who doesn’t like a dry red. If you like a hint of smooth sweetness in a red wine, this may be to your liking. It’s a good wine if you are just getting into reds or if you are serving it as one of the wine choices for a dinner.

Yellow Tail Moscato comes from Casella Wines in Australia.
Casella Wines’ roots go all the way back to 1870 when they first started planting grapes in Italy. In the late 1950’s the family made the move to Australia.
In the mid 1990’s the family built a new winery and is now up to their 6th. generation of family wine making. Their website has more on the Yellow Tail story.
The “Yellow Tail” part of Yellow Tail Moscato comes from the golden tail color of the yellow footed rock wallaby, which is an animal similar to a kangaroo in Australia.
Some time ago I reviewed the Yellow Tail Cabernet and was rather lukewarm on it. But, I always wanted to come back and check out other Yellow Tail wines. So, I chose the Moscato first, as it’s a very popular wine.
I opened the twist top and poured. In the glass Yellow Tail Moscato is very light golden in color. I noted a small amount of effervescence both in the glass and in the bottle after I opened it. I would describe it as lots of tiny bubbles ringing around the surface of the wine.
I really had to get my nose into the glass to smell the aroma. I mostly noticed pear and there was little to no whiff of alcohol. Alcohol content of Yellow Tail Moscato is 7.5% by volume per the bottle.
The wine’s taste started tart with flavors of ripe green apple. Immediately following that were the sweeter tastes of pear and tropical fruits. Maybe a bit of tangerine, too.
I was expecting the flavors to be more crisp, however I wasn’t tasting it chilled. It’s recommended that this wine be served chilled and I would agree with that.
Finish of the Yellow Tail Moscato was long and the sweetness lingered all over the palate.
Overall, I found the wine to be a very smooth drinking Moscato. There were no positive or negative surprises. It’s very approachable and is likely enjoyable to the masses. If you like a white wine that’s on the sweeter side, this would be perfect for you.
This wine would go great on its own at Happy Hour or with a light salad. Also, with dessert. Definitely serve it chilled to get that “zingy and crisp” feeling the bottle suggests.
Yellow Tail Moscato price paid was $6.99.

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