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19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon Review

Cheers to National Cabernet Day 🥂

Images courtesy of 19 Crimes.

Yesterday (September 2) was National Cabernet Day! To celebrate, I am going to review one of the recent Cabernets I've tried: 19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon.

19 Crimes Wines are inspired by the stories of real-life infamous convicts who were sentenced to live in Australian colonies, rather than be put to death, in the 19th century. If a person in the 19th century was found guilty of any of 19 different crimes, they would be sentenced to this transportation punishment, hence the name. These prisoners built new lives and a new country by hand, and the 19 Crimes wine line honors their contributions to the Australian culture.

Perhaps the coolest thing about these wines is that their labels literally come to life! Scan the bottle with the Living Wine Labels app and the convict on the bottle will come to life and tell you their story. There are 19 different corks that 19 Wines are bottled with, each representing a different crime.

19 Wines Cabernet Sauvignon bottle features Michael Harrington, who is known for organizing one of the most daring escapes from Australia in 1876. He and 6 others, in a small rowboat, boarded an American whaling ship in a massive tropical storm.

"A Cabernet Sauvignon as intense as its Australian homeland", 19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon has a rich mouthfeel. On the nose, there are strong aromas of strawberry with a hint of vanilla. It tastes similar to its smell, with dark berry flavors and light notes of vanilla and mocha. Soft tannins provide a lingering finish. It is bold yet has a juicy mouthfeel. For only $10 a bottle, this is a good Cabernet for the price. It's very smooth and sweeter than most other Cabernets.

The talking labels is a great conversation starter and makes this Cabernet more than a is an experience! It would be fun to get a few different bottles of 19 Crimes and have a night in with friends bringing the labels to life and researching the stories. Next on my list is the 19 Crimes Snoop Cali Rosé!


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