Several recent posts have featured the soon-to-be released Savino wine preservation device. During a transcription of a January interview with company founder Scott Tavenner, I was taken with his confidence in the product’s success and future.
After the transcription, it was time to try the Tuesday-Saturday test. I pulled a bottle of the Middleton Cadaretta 2009 Cabernet from the rack and enjoyed most of it with dinner. I took a nice full-glass portion and put it in the Savino. I’m going to leave it there until – Saturday night.
Interestingly, Tavenner suggests the wine will last longer. I’ll write about that in my next newspaper column.
The Cadaretta was an interesting bottle of wine. Middleton is the company which brings consumers Clayhouse from Paso Robles and it’s namesake wines from Washington state. The 2009 Cab is a blend of 88 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 11 percent Merlot and 1 percent Petit Verdot.
It needed a decant but I also used an aerator on it for Tuesday night’s consumption. It had a dark fruit or black cherry flavor with pretty substantial tannins on the finish. It will be a good test for the Savino.
The wine is pretty good red. It seemed to lack some balance but it did not have enough time to really open up for me. Washington state continues to turn out great red wine values. The Cadaretta is a higher price point with an SRP of $40, but I also found it online for a few dollars less.
Cadaretta 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, SRP $40, Trade Sample, Highly Recommended.