One of a rash of new and inexpensive statewide appellations as a result of the grape glut, this is a decent every sipper. It has berry flavors and is very dry and clean. Acids are out of proportion to the fruit, however, resulting in a peppery tartness.
Riper than last year, and $2 more expensive, too, but gets the same score because it’s too sweet. Nice aromas of smoky currants, and some good, ripe blackberry flavors, but why did they keep so much sugar in?
Here’s your basic red wine, the kind drunk around the world. It has berry, earthy flavors, and is bone dry and acidic, with strong tannins. It’s a rustic, country-style wine, and you can gulp it down with your next pizza.
This Chardonnay in a box is the equivalent of four regular bottles, but it’s not a very good wine. It’s ultradry and acidic, with unripe, vegetal flavors that just approach citrus fruits.