A mystery of no proportions. Smooth and sweet and sickly. Really, pretty much everything we don’t want in a red wine, a lot of emphasis on approachability and nothing resembling terroir. Bland to boot. The Merlot comes on as a perfume counter, the Cabernet Sauvignon as a soupcon of pepper. Enormously disappointing.
Price: $25 at private wine stores before taxes.
Market Liquidity: You know things are looking down when most of the reviewers include the phrase “easy to drink.” So is Kool-Aid.