Day 49. Wine 14.
Rarely does a wine make me angry, but this one did the job. It was not good wine. But more than that, it is an organic wine, so probably it will sell well, even though it doesn’t deserve to.
In the glass, this wine seemed paler than I would expect a Tempranillo to be. Pinkish brown rather than a robust garnet.
On the nose, underripe blueberries, an unusual feature when smelling a wine, but one that can be delicious… in a cool climate St. Laurent, for example. But here, it smelled thin, if that makes sense, with little else going on except for some weak herbal notes.
On the palate, nothing to redeem these inauspicious beginnings. Thin and sour, and even after repeated sips over a period of an hour, my main comment is that there was “no content”. There is very little to recommend this wine at all. Impossible to love – or even enjoy – in my humble opinion. I gave it every possible chance, but the drain was the only acceptable “pairing” for this product.
Overall, I curse the liquor store clerk who recommended this to me upon hearing of my quest for under-$15 bottles. I am sufficiently disappointed to even wonder if she had tried this wine herself and was trying to offload it on me because those in the know, knew to avoid it.
Price: $12.99 at BC Liquor Store (Gorge and Tillicum)
My rating (ratings are being done based on quality versus price, on scale of 0 to 5 stars): ★ The sad thing about this wine is that people will probably buy it just because of the prominent organic labeling all over the bottle. Then they may end up believing that there is some kind of quality sacrifice that comes with organic. Don’t be fooled! Bad wine is everywhere – conventional, organic, biodynamic. This was just bad luck in a bottle… but many organic products are outstanding, so keep tasting!
The Music Match
Sour wine, sour girl song. Great tune, very bizarre video.