Leese - Fitch, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2010 $13.99
My rating for this bottle? I would drink a few sips.
This bottle of wine is a perfect example of how sometimes using an aerator can come in handy. The wine was light overall - in color, smell, and taste. It had no body or complexity and not really a good example of a Cabernet Sauvignon. I was hugely disappointed in my first sip and decided to run the wine through an aerator.
An aerator is a nifty little wine gadget that pulls oxygen through the wine as you pore it through into your glass. The onslaught of oxygen opens the wine up, essentially decanting it with super speed. It is supposed to enhance the flavors of your wine (I think it does). In this case it made a bland wine drinkable.
I don't recommend going crazy and using the aerator on every bottle you open, but it is a nice piece to have in your back pocket for those times when it's 17 degrees out, you already opened a bottle, and going back out into the cold for something better is not an option.
You can purchase an aerator just about anywhere, here is the one I use.