Carnivor

California Cabernet Sauvignon

8.73491 ratings
8.717 pro ratings
California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Stacy Six

This wine is thick and dark. Smells rich and full bodied like most cabs. Has a cool name. Surprisingly citrusy on the first sip. I really was not expecting that. Not nearly as rich and meaty as the name seems to imply, although the after taste is deep and rich, the first flavors I notice strongly are light and orangey. I do get a little smoke and tobacco, but I think this wine would be over whelmed by any overly seasoned meat. There is a strong bing cherry flavor as well. I notice the cherry the more I drink it, which is rather pleasant. It is smooth as the label suggests, but also tart. Too bad I did not save this for my chocolate dessert. Considering that I paid more then the price suggested here I would say this is a good wine, had I paid ten I would say it is an outstanding wine.
This wine does get extra points for the cool name and the free poster. More wines should come with free swag.

This wine is thick and dark. Smells rich and full bodied like most cabs. Has a cool name. Surprisingly citrusy on the first sip. I really was not expecting that. Not nearly as rich and meaty as the name seems to imply, although the after taste is deep and rich, the first flavors I notice strongly are light and orangey. I do get a little smoke and tobacco, but I think this wine would be over whelmed by any overly seasoned meat. There is a strong bing cherry flavor as well. I notice the cherry the more I drink it, which is rather pleasant. It is smooth as the label suggests, but also tart. Too bad I did not save this for my chocolate dessert. Considering that I paid more then the price suggested here I would say this is a good wine, had I paid ten I would say it is an outstanding wine.
This wine does get extra points for the cool name and the free poster. More wines should come with free swag.

49 people found it helpfulNov 11th, 2014
David Adolf

2013 vintage. What a mess. Pours a dark, inky purple. Over extracted and flabby. Stains the glass, teeth, skin, and anything else it contacts. Sweet too. Gallo "engineers" these wines to a taste profile. I'll pass.

2013 vintage. What a mess. Pours a dark, inky purple. Over extracted and flabby. Stains the glass, teeth, skin, and anything else it contacts. Sweet too. Gallo "engineers" these wines to a taste profile. I'll pass.

36 people found it helpfulApr 26th, 2015
Beth Jackson

Dark and Jammy. Nice evening wine with dark chocolate

Dark and Jammy. Nice evening wine with dark chocolate

22 people found it helpfulJun 30th, 2014
Armik Davalokhanian

It's called Carnivore cause it devours meaty light waves. Nothing escapes the black hole of this wine.

It's called Carnivore cause it devours meaty light waves. Nothing escapes the black hole of this wine.

13 people found it helpfulAug 24th, 2014
Kell Mc

Dark fruity Cabernet, would go well with any meal. Not a heavy or dry cab

Dark fruity Cabernet, would go well with any meal. Not a heavy or dry cab

12 people found it helpfulJun 27th, 2014
Chris Volgenau

Good with steak.

Good with steak.

5 people found it helpfulJul 8th, 2014
Nathan Russell

An easy Cab to drink, not dry like cabs can be sometimes be. Fairly versatile for meat and pork dishes and excellent with dark chocolate. Rich, purple color-be careful of stains!

An easy Cab to drink, not dry like cabs can be sometimes be. Fairly versatile for meat and pork dishes and excellent with dark chocolate. Rich, purple color-be careful of stains!

4 people found it helpfulSep 24th, 2015
Sophie

Fruity, dark, and delicious!

Fruity, dark, and delicious!

4 people found it helpfulAug 17th, 2015
Michael Chelus

Blackberry jam and deep purple in color.

Blackberry jam and deep purple in color.

4 people found it helpfulDec 21st, 2013
Louis Martin

Nice aroma. Dark and creamy with a hint of chocolate. Good on its own or with a nicely seasoned steak. Had the 2013 vintage as part of our July 4th BBQ in 2015.

Nice aroma. Dark and creamy with a hint of chocolate. Good on its own or with a nicely seasoned steak. Had the 2013 vintage as part of our July 4th BBQ in 2015.

3 people found it helpfulJul 4th, 2015