We were given the unfortunate introduction to this local franchise, when attempting to support a local business. First clue to run to the closest wine shop and pick up something decent to satisfy our thirst may have been the fact that they add wood chips to their wines while they ferment in plastic five gallon buckets!
*Straight out of the bottle: First impressions absolutely did not impress. This wine didn’t have any great qualities other than wet, rotten garbage (bouquet and taste). I have never tried a wine that I didn’t at least attempt to finish, however with time, it only got worse. There were no distinguishable flavors or characteristics that really stood out, and the finish was extremely rough and ungroomed. Stay Away!!! (and not in the I love it so much and don’t want you to diminish the supply kind-of way.)
Raw Score: 10 Handicap Score (Compared to other wines and varietals in its price range $20): 0