I walked in and my wife was making a nice dinner. On the counter was a bottle of this wine which she bought for the recipe. She said, “it cost $3.99. I said, “Well, it’s review able ” So here ya go.
This wine is light red–not like any Merlot you would expect to see and it is made from excess supplies of California growers.
It has a nose with intense green pepper aromas (way out of whack) with the light berry notes that are present in short supply. The palate is awkward in numerous ways but the wine is potable. If you don’t expect Merlot, and just think–“jug wine” you would probably not be disappointed. What the heck, it’s worth the $4. Raise a glass–but make a small one... :)