Wines we don’t think you should buy

It's unfortunate, but every now and again we come across a wine that's just not worth drinking. In recent memory there have been very few. Here are the ones that make the list (and why):

  • 2006 BV Coastal Estates Pinot Noir
    Even at $5 a bottle (it was on sale and we had a coupon) it was undrinkable. Don't waste your money on this one, whatever you do.
  • PromisQuous Red
    Sigh… I had so much hope for this one. It's regular retail price was $16.99, it had snazzy marketing and an expensively-printed label. Honestly, it's only a little better than the BV Pinot. I'll finish the bottle, though Mitch has said “no thanks, it's all yours.” It's a little too sweet for me and has nothing to offer my mouth but sweet. It almost tastes like they hoped all the different reds would cover each other up.
  • 2005 Keltie Brook Merlot
    Yet another example of why when prices seem too good to be true, they probably are. I'm not generally a Merlot fan, but I thought I'd give this a whirl. Tasted too much like grape juice for me. It was almost without body, and it left a slightly dry and  ticky sensation in my mouth after it was gone.
  • NEWEST BUZZ KILL: 2007 Shiloh Road Syrah
    I tweeted about this one, and I suppose if you like this sort of thing than maybe you shouldn't listen to me on this one. I found this Syrah to 1) not taste like a Syrah 2) taste like a cherry bomb 3) have a grapey aftertaste 4) be overly acidic 5) lack depth. It's available at BevMo and I feel like Wilfred Wong let me down here with his 90pt rating.

We'll keep adding to this post over time, and refer to it in future posts, too.

Have some real stinkers on your mind? Add a comment below… and warn others! Life's too short for bad wine!

Posted on by Arianna Armstrong in Jess' Wine Tasting Notes

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