Friday, December 12, 2008

I'm Back

So sorry for the long hiatus but now I am back and I am ready to start my quest again.

In search of the drinkable $5 wine.

To dream the impossible dream, to fight the unbeatable foe and to right the unrightable wrong, to find a $5 wine to love and enjoy, this is my quest.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Been Away

sorry I have been on vaccation, I have some new posts ready for this weekend.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

65 - Gallo Pinot Noir - $3.99

I ran across a $3.99 bottle of Gallo Pinot Noir at the local Aldi's food store. Pinot Noir for $3.99, I should have known better but like a moth to the flame I had to sample it. From the time I opened the bottle I could tell it was of low quality. The clarity and color were below average and the aroma was strange to say the least. It smelled like teaspoon of dirt mixed into a glass of water. The balance was out of whack, with a very high acidity. The taste was green to say the least. I rated this wine a 65.5 and advise all to stay away from it.

76 - 2006 Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon - $4.50

I purchased a 1.5L bottle of Woodbridge Cabernet for $8.99 at the Binny's Liquor store which would equal $4.50 for a regular bottle. I had heard good things about Woodbridge and unfortunately I was disappointed. The wine appears to be well produced, it had good clarity and better than average aroma. The texture was slightly on the thin side and the taste was simple but agreeable. It had very short finish and the overall quality was less than I expected. I rate it a 76. an average wine at this price wage.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Little Penguin Merlot - 75

Purchased the Little Penguin Merlot on-sale at "Food 4 Less" for $3.99, I later saw at another store for $6.99. For the 3.99 it was a good buy but unfortunately it was not a best buy. Fruity aroma but it had a very dry taste for a merlot and not very much length. I had a good cabernet afterwards and the Little Penguin Merlot really made me appreciate the cab that much more. If you find this wine for under $5 bucks it is a good buy.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

General Thoughts

Wine drinking should be fun, the ratings I am giving to these wines are my opinion and my opinion only. I do my ratings using a checklist and I try to be consistent.

But I also know that the time of day, the food you are eating and the people you are with will effect the ratings.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Barefoot Merlot --- 79

I bought a bottle of Barefoot Merlot at the local "Food 4 Less" for $4.99.
This wine has value at less than 5 bucks a bottle, I noticed some berry aromas but it is not very powerful. Light tannins and the label on the bottle did suggest "hints of anise" which I did pick up on. The biggest plus for this wine was the flavor/ taste which was agreeable, the biggest drawback was the lack of aroma. Overall it is drinkable and I rate it 79/100.


I like Merlot and I am not ashamed to say it. Yes it is not deep and complex but it is tasty. So screw you Miles.