2011-06-19

2009 Cocobon Red table wine

These days, when I come to Trader Joe's, I tell the folks in the wine aisle straight out about my quest to find the ultimate wine for less than 10 dollars.

Cocobon came highly recommended by the dude I spoke to that day.

I was immediately taken by the tastefully designed label. And though the suggested chocolate cake pairing did nothing for me, I could imagine a thing or two to go well with this wine.

Back at home, the wine did not disappoint. Just as promised, the rich chocolaty flavor dominated the nose and palate. What this wine lacks in complexity, it makes up in boldness.

Despite being a dry red, Cocobon drinks almost like a port wine, without the typical side effects.