Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Fox Brook Shiraz 2006 Wine Review by billy
Nose:Surprisingly, there is some black cherry. Is this a shiraz?
Palate: surprisingly round. fruity.
Finish: surprisingly smooth and even.
So why is this wine surprising? Because I paid only $2.99 for this wine. Yes it was on sale. But it was on sale from (I believe) about $6. So when you get a wine for $2.99 and it even has a nose, some fruit, and a finish that doesn't make you clench your sphincter, it's a really nice find. This is a very fruit-forward wine. While not the world's best example of the varietal, it is definitely drinkable (I am even now finishing up the bottle that was opened last night). Paired with grilled burgers or served to someone just as a "red wine" it's definitely drinkable.
So remember that just because it cheap doesn't (necessarily) mean that it's bad. Many times it is, but when you find a quaffable wine for 3 bucks, hey, who can argue. And I'll raise a glass to that!