Recently I tasted a few cheap and mass produced Pinot Noir and Cabernet's and couldn't help but wonder, which one is worse..... I generally tend to believe that nothing tastes worse than a cheap Pinot Noir, but then I think about how damn easy it is to grow Cabernet and even the most woeful producer should be able to churn out something drinkable. Here are some tasting notes I took recently of some budget Pinot and Cab:
2006 Irony Pinot Noir - Monterey County
Nose: strawberry jam, oak
Flavors: oak, green tannin, raspberry, bitter
Notes: tastes like mass produced oak-chip laden wine!
Score: 73 points
2007 337 Cabernet Sauvignon - Lodi
Nose: vitamin, hi-c fruit punch, artificial mixed berry, vanilla, oak, spice, medicinal
Flavors: berry, green tannin, off balance green finish
Notes: off balanced, mass produced, horrible shit, artificial
Score: 68 points
So the verdict is in on this tasting and the Cabernet stole the show! But I'm quite interested to see what you all think. Which is worse, cheap mass produced Pinot Noir or cheap mass produced Cabernet Sauvignon????