From Trader Joe’s comes this Syrah for just $5.99. Sometimes a $5.99 wine tastes like a $5.99 wine, and sometimes it tastes even worse than that. This is one of those times.
From the bottle:
Finally, somebody put it in a bottle. Happiness. Sure took awhile, though. Seeking happiness? What makes happiness? We winemakers pondered this one afternoon in the Cellar. Marriage? Kids?…
The label goes on, but it says nothing about the wine itself. Usually I take this as a ominous sign, but after recently being surprised by the Spiral Wines Cabernet, I wanted to give it a try. So we did, and we didn’t like it much at all. Sour would be the best word to describe it. Really, it wasn’t completely terrible, but it certainly wasn’t good, and unfortunately it didn’t get any better on the second day. (Maybe we got a bad bottle?)
We’ve had good luck with these inexpensive wines from Trader Joe’s so far, so we really can’t complain, and this definitely won’t slow us down from trying others.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.
Overall Rating: 4.8
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