A dirt cheap, non-vintage red, with a shiny label – cheap Californian plonk – what am I thinking of!? Especially following the wine-box debacle.
Thing is, this Saturday Red, is actually rather good.
Wine Tasting Note:Saturday Red, NV, California. RRP £5.99 a bottle (on promotion at the Co-op until 25th March at £2.99). What’s that saying? “Kicking above its station” or some-such. A sentiment rarely deserved. Here though, for just three bloody quid, you get a bottle of damn decent wine – smooth, ripe, rich with huge drinkability. Fine by itself but washed down a rather authentic Moroccan Lamb cous-cous. But hey, who cares? It will go with just about anything. At least the rear label doesn’t palm us off with one of those ‘drink with red meats’ recommendations. Alcohol 13.5%. A blend of Syrah with a touch of Zinfandel. Scribblings Rating – 92/100
Saturday Red is a new entry level brand which is aims to be fun, unpretentious and approachable and is already proving to have strong consumer appeal.”