Review: 2013 Riven Rock Cabernet Sauvignon

Before heading to an outdoor movie event at a Hollywood cemetery where 1920s stars are buried (Yes, we do that in Los Angeles and like it), my husband and I went to check out the new Whole Foods 365 near us. It’s Whole Foods’ attempt at a smaller neighborhood market. We were lookin for some wine to bring to see “Singin’ in the Rain.” But we didn’t want to spend a bundle, so I picked up the least expensive red I could find.

That would be the 2013 Riven Rock Cabernet Sauvignon.


This is the wine that gives meaning to you get what you pay for. This cherry-flavored red tastes watered down. It’s a lame-version of Trader Joe’s 2-buck Chuck. Maybe this could pass for a Sangria wine? That’s probably it’s only redeeming quality: It’ll taste better when you mix it with a lot of booze.

Nuts & Bolts:

Winery: Riven Rock
Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: McFarland, Calif.
Vintage: 2013
Price: $6
Alcohol content: 13%
When to drink: Never.

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