Ariel Cabernet Sauvignon 750mLACS7501
Product of the USA
This wine is a well balanced, fruit driven cab sav with all the expected varietal characters. It is medium body with a hint of wood and mild tannins. The wine comes as a single vintage year (2018 in this case) which is somewhat rare for non-alcoholic products. I have enjoyed this wine over several occasions and think it represents good value for money.
Didn't love it, though quite liked it cold. Provides more of a ritual substitute at this stage. Might need getting used to.
Found this a bit like drinking an undiluted grape or berry juice - tasted a bit better with the addition of some soda water - not for me.
Really didn't like this, was more like grape juice to be honest, and I missed the bigger flavours of an alcoholic shiraz. Having said that it's great to see an effort being made to have non-alcoholic wines available.