made from Zweigelt and Pinot Noir; 12% ABV; screw cap
$3 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 30 May
I was a little worried about the slightly brownish color of this wine, but curiosity and greed finally got the better of me. I thought it was okay, but hardly exciting.
The dry wine showed full flavors of quince jelly and red berries, but with a sort of browned or oxidized character that weighed it down a bit. A couple days later, the rest of the bottle in the fridge seemed distinctly worse, more acid and oxidized. So… I guess it’s okay for the low price, but I’d probably skip it. However, I would be curious about trying a more recent vintage.