Darkhorse Cabernet Sauvignon

I do not understand how a mousepad can be so sensitive that it CLOSES the tab you are working on, bs!

So, I had this whole blog thing written about what I want to do here with this blog, but I don’t have the patience or the time to reiterate myself.

So I’m just going to tell you about this wine that you should buy:


The Darkhorse Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s one of the best cabs you can buy for $8, IMO. I KNOW there is better wine out there, I have had tasted it! But I am a mom of 4 kids, which means that aside from actually literally needing wine occasionally, I also have many more important expenses that take precedent over the highest quality wine– ahem college x 4, anyone?!

I have had many cabs in the $10 and less price range, and this one is seriously one of the best in its class. It doesn’t taste like a rioja or a zin, or a blend of some god awful varietals that they had left over and decided to blend, it actually really tastes like a cab! Which happens to be my favorite varietal of wine, BTW.

It tastes full bodied, warm, notes of cherries and dark chocolate. It is really good on its own, which most wines in this price range are not. It also tastes really good with a dairy free coconut & chocolate chip cookie, not that I’ve tried that combination or anything…

Here is what Trader Joe’s says about it:

“The Cabernet hails from some of Northern California’s best growing regions, and enjoyed primary fermentation on oak before aging in stainless steel tanks for up to nine months, resulting in a melifluous marriage of flavors and aromas — coffee and blackberry aromas lead to a rich palate of mocha, dark fruit and vanilla.”

Here’s the info TJ has about the vitner:

“Darkhorse Wines are the creation of one of the most recognizable names in American winemaking.  Named in honor of a famous Triple Crown winner, Darkhorse Wines represent a Triple Crown of great-tasting, smooth-drinking wines at an incredible price.”

Just don’t go drinking it all so that they run out. And feel free to send me a bottle in thanks, just kidding! I do accept chocolate donations though, totes.


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