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Funky Llama 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

March 19th, 2007

Image Not AvailableGive a wine a silly name, then drink.

There seems to be many wines of late with whimsical names; Fat Bastard, Roaming Goats, Kangaroo Parts, Jackaroo, and more. While these names are a bit silly I do think it’s a great way to take away much of the mystery and pompousness surrounding wine.

This was one of the wines we rated during a blind tasting during the first Friday of March 2007. We came to the consensus that this wine was just ok. Nothing about it is very memorable, if it’s a good deal in your area then pick it up, otherwise I’d pass on it.

Image Not AvailableA spicy nose, very subtle. Medium-smooth mouth feel, lite and easy. Perhaps a subtle oak, but nothing bold you would expect in a Cabernet. The finish is dry, a slight metallic hint, but overall flat finish hiding much of the berry. This wine is good, but leaves you wanting something a bit more complex.

Cost: $7.99
Year: 2005
Alcohol by Volume: 13%
Purchase Location: March Supermarket, Indianapolis IN
Producer: Mendoza
Producer URI: N/A (bottle says funkyllama.com, but that website hasn’t existed since 2001)
CorkReview.com Quick and Dirty:
Quality
***½
Value
**½
Overall
***

Funny name, ok wine

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    4 Comments Add your own

    • 1. geno landrum  |  September 20th, 2007 at 1:38 pm

      does anyone know of a wine distributor for Funky Llama wines in Oregon or for the west coast. Thank you

      • 2. cheryl  |  June 19th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

        you could try Tastings Wine Group out of Chicago, Illinois. They are the only north american distributor I know for funky llama.

        hahaha just realized when you sent this question. hope you are still interested

        • 3. Carmen  |  September 24th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

          Do you know a distributor in Arizona? I hope I don’t have to wait a year for a responce ;)

          • 4. modernaught  |  October 21st, 2009 at 1:55 am

            sorry, can’t comment on an arizona distributor, but I can comment on funky llama and its 2008 batch of cab. which is to say, don’t waste your time looking for it. I love a good, cheap find… but this is not one. the ’05 cab was flat, but this one is even flatter and more metallic. the nose, if you can find it, is spicy with a hint of tire. maybe they’ve cut costs? a once passable “gallery opening wine” is currently just a “crap wine”. you’ll be much better off with a new wave box wine.

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