Weekly Wine — GatoNegro

10 Oct

SONY DSCGatoNegro – Cabernet Sauvignon

$8.95 (LCBO)
13.5% ABV

Years ago I used to love this wine. It was good wine at a good price. What could be better.
Then it all went sour for me when I saw this exact wine for sale in a gas station on the outskirts of Gdansk, Poland. What struck was not the fact that this is a type of wine that would be sold in gas stations but the image of this wine, and winery, as a truly colossal conglomerate spewing out unimaginable quantities of wine.
At that point in time, I liked to think of wineries in a traditional, clichéd no doubt, image – a mom-and-pop type operation that is passed down through generations and each batch of wine fretted over by fastidious artisans.
That dream was shattered there. I realized what the wine industry is. It did not stop me from drinking wine. I just did not go to GatoNegro for a few years. Until now…
It is a very nice wine that is dry with a bit of a tart finish. I actually enjoyed this wine – like meeting up with an old friend after not seeing them for a while.

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