Once every several months I visit Calvert Woodley (arguably one of America's best wine shops) and buy a case or so of different wines in varying price ranges. All with the hope of finding something just so seriously delicious and remarkably cheap that I can write about it on this board. (While drinking a glass or two as I type.) Yesterday, I found such a wine.
Garrison McBride 2001 Merlot (Napa Valley) is regularly $14.99. This week it is on sale for $11.99. I have never seen this reviewed anywhere, I have no idea how many points the Wine Spectator or Parker give it nor have I seen it mentioned in the Post on Wednesday. I can tell you that it is extremely smooth with flavors of cherry vanilla and a whole host of other adjectives, perhaps even an adverb or two that probably could be found if I really wanted to believe they were there. In any event this baby is delicious. I mean really, seriously delicious. It tastes really goooood. Fairly light, fruity, not complex-not that type of wine. But for $11.99 this is an absolute steal. Just a great wine to sip on a rainy Friday evening in Washington. If you do try it please post on here your thoughts.