You might have seen the ads on TV for Yellow Tail wine. “go-to… house party. I’ll have… the yellow tail.”
Aimed at the younger upscale adult, this wine is currently very popular and easy to find.
Well, let’s give it a try… I’ll have the Yellow Tail. Specifically, a non-vintage Cabernet Sauvignon from Casella Wines, Australia.
Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon Review
In the glass the Yellow Tail wine had good legs and a strong nose. I thought I picked up an aroma of spice as well.
It started off with what I would call a smooth dark taste that I really enjoyed.
The finish on the first sip was great. And then…. things changed.
I noticed after the Yellow Tail wine had a chance to breathe that the finish changed. It became more and more dry and and you could taste the alcohol.
It became a wine of two parts. The sip remained great. Actually the first few seconds of every sip was really enjoyable. But then, (here’s part two) as the wine circulated on the palate and was swallowed, that dry not-so-great finish would occur.
As I finished that glass I thought about how best to utilize Yellow Tail wine. I think it would work OK with food with strong flavors. Perhaps pizza or pasta with a heavy tomato sauce. It might even work with a strong blue cheese.
All in all, it wasn’t my favorite and I can’t really recommend it on it’s own as a sipping wine. But, taste in wine is a personal thing, so give it a try and decide for yourself.
It’s certainly a good value and the company has a great story.
Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon price about $6.99.
If you like white wines, a better Yellow Tail wine choice is their Moscato. Check out my review of that wine.
Sticking with reds, I also reviewed the Yellow Tail Merlot which I liked better.