That’s it. This is the last Aldi-carried wine I will try and review. I can’t be so fucking broke that I continue to drink this sort of vino. It’s more than the Winking Owl too! This bottle of garnet colored nonsense retails for $4.99. I’m sorry to admit it was purchased in a moment of frugality. I will suffer the consequences of sacrificing two Bolthouse Farms drinks a week to buy true, good wine instead.
Gack! Katrina’s favorite expression of all time returns in full force here. When you uncork the bastard and let it sit out, I think it smells worse! Not like a locker room full of undeodorized Robert Pattinsons, but close. It claims to be sweet; it is not. It’s sour-mash like, minus the whiskey. Which is a shame, because it would have improved everything. There is an overpowering plum taste, some darker notes like cocoa, and some undefinable ickiness that I cannot identify. I know it won’t improve my outlook even if I did identify it. There is a sickly weird taste during and after you drink the wine. I chilled it in the hope it would help somewhat. No dice. I mixed it with the Boone’s Farm Blackberry Merlot frozen cocktail. It ruined the Boone’s Farm. It will ruin whatever, avoid at all costs.