Monday, March 16, 2009

Oak Leaf Vineyards NV Merlot (California)

Sometimes a 2.97 bottle of wine is worth $2.97. Saw this one at Wal-Mart on an end cap, along with his brother and sisters, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc - all for the low low price of two-dollars and ninety-seven cents. What can I tell you about the wine inside the bottle ... well it's an easy sipping wine with very little complexity to it, grapy smells and grapy-alcohol taste; just what the doctor ordered for these recessionary times. Plonk? Yes. Cheap plonk? You bet. Glad I didn't pay more than I did for it - and the good news, I still have to open the Cabernet Sauvignon and give it a try.

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