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Sutter Home:Merlot – Why Can’t I Find A Good Red Wine?!

Short And Quick Review: This wasn’t nearly as bad as the Red Velvet but…bleh

Brand: Sutter Home

Type: Merlot

Cost: $6 – $11

Rating: 1/5

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EH, could have been better. =/

EH, could have been better. =/

Review: Why Red Wine? WHY?! Overall this wine was rough to swallow, literally. It has a very strong flavor of…well…it’s hard to describe. On OneStopWineShop.com it is described with a dark cherry taste but I just can’t taste it!¬† I admit that the wine itself does go down smooth, but the taste is a little overwhelming for a wine beginner like myself. Even though I didn’t like it, there’s a chance you might. I bet that it would go good with some Italian or Chinese food but by itself, I can’t really appreciate the flavor it’s trying to accomplish. If it had a more distinct or sweet flavor, it probably would have gotten a higher rating. But for now, 1/5 it is!

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Barefoot Moscato, Where Have You Been All My Life?

Short And Quick Review: This wine is NOT bitter in the slightest and the best wine I have had so far!

Brand: Barefoot

Type: Moscato

Cost: $9-$15

Rating: 5/5 (OH YEAH)

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This is so great, I can't even really describe it!

This is so great, I can’t even really describe it!

Review: Please, if you haven’t tried this wine before, go out and buy a bottle or two! This wine is FANTASTIC! I mean honestly, I am going to get me a couple more of these in the foreseeable future, it was that great. This wine in particular is oh so sweet and has honestly no bitterness compared to other wines I have tried! It goes down smooth and it packs a punch in the alcohol department. Two glasses can get most people either highly tipsy to moderately drunk. I would highly recommend this wine to anyone who hasn’t tried wine before, as I am sure they would find a new favorite! But please, as stated above. PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

 

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Angel Food…dude…meh

Short And Quick Review: Instantaneously better with Triple Sec!

Brand: Cupcake Vineyards

Type: Angel Food Chardonnay

Cost: $9-$11

Rating: 1.5/5

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I gotta say that at first I totally thought this was a Reisling or a Moscato...way wrong

I gotta say that at first I totally thought this was a Reisling or a Moscato…way wrong…

Review: So, not much to say about this wine, other than I am losing faith in the Cupcake Vineyards brand. =/ This is the first chardonnay I have ever tried, and I have to say that it’s pretty much…meh. I mean, this wine is like a sweet strong punch to the face. The taste is slightly sweet but definitely bitter, and doesn’t resemble Angel Food cake in the slightest. At least with the Red Velvet wine I had tried its damndest to be a pastry. But I digress, the wine tasted a lot better after I added some Triple Sec that I had handy and boom! It tasted just like sweet water! What could go wrong?! I mean, I even had this wine with Pizza! The delicious pizza had no effect on the taste, and I doubt I will buy this wine again in the future. This is probably an acquired taste, but even a moderate wine drinker would probably be able to handle this wine. They wouldn’t like it, but they wouldn’t pour it out either.

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Red Velvet…Never Again…

Short And Quick Review: Once is enough…seriously

Brand: Cupcake Vineyards

Type: Red Velvet Red Wine

Cost: $9-$12

Rating: 0/5

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I will NEVER purchase this wine EVER again!

I will NEVER purchase this wine EVER again!

I had such high hopes...then it went all downhill after it was uncorked...

I had such high hopes…then it went all downhill after it was uncorked…

Review:¬†Just as a forewarning, you have to have one heck of an acquired taste to actually enjoy this wine! (I get pretty harsh with this one…) Yeah, I am definitely still learning the intricacies in the world of wine, and I have my first wine to add to my DO NOT PURCHASE LIST! =( I knew that Red Wines are a lot different from White Wines, and you pretty much have to pay some hefty cash to find a sweet Red Wine that tastes good, but I never knew that a wine could taste this bad. This wine in-particular has 3 stages: Taste, After Taste, and an After After Taste. The initial taste starts off O.K., with a slight sweetness and then it wreaks havoc on your taste buds in the worst way imaginable. The aftertaste, if you can imagine I guess would taste like mud, and that’s after it’s already gone down your throat. Then in the final stage, all of a sudden there is a miniscule burst of flavor that tastes like Red Velvet that lasts maybe a millisecond and disappears forever! All of my hopes and dreams were crushed with this one wine.

Now that I think about it though, this might be a good wine to cook with, but I have no idea…seeing as how I poured the rest of it out, I doubt I will ever know. x.x

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