Originally published 4/17/2011 at Blogarhythms.
Now, I DID say I’d be giving you my tasting notes on CHEAP wine. So as not to disappoint, I am providing you with feedback on a cellar I have never heard of. And at $9.99 for a Jeroboam at retail in my grocery store, you know it isn’t one of the Wine Spectator’s Spectator Selections. And I didn’t pay $9.99 because it was on sale. Still …
Notes: I’ll make this brief. For a wine that labels it’s Chablis as Chablis Blanc, I was pleasantly surprised. Did it knock my socks off? No. But it presented a nice solid core of white peach flavor and plenty of acidity to stand up to food. I’d buy it again for the price. Yes, I would. If you’re looking for a pleasant wine to drink at a summer get-together, this wouldn’t be a bad buy. Especially if it’s outside and your attendees aren’t wine aficionados. If they are, then you need to look elsewhere.
Important: I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur. I have taste buds, however, and know what I like.