Sometimes, the cheapest wine is also the lowest quality wine. This was certainly the case with the Three Wishes Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon that I purchased from Wholepaycheck, simply because a) it was $2.49 a bottle and b) the stack of cases and bottles was cash-register adjacent, making a "point of sale" decision easily convincing.
The next week I opened the Merlot. It had a turpentine-esque aroma, and was completely un-drinkable. I poured it down the sink after 2 sips... hoping the 2nd sip would improve. It didn't.
If you've visited JustJoeP previously, you know I am a HUGE fan of hidden gems, bottles under $10 that are good quality and drinkable. The two bottles I purchased from WholeFoods for $5.98 (total) were not hidden gems. They were not even iron pyrite. I cannot recommend them. The only "Three Wishes" they granted for me were "not wasting $10 a bottle", "not giving me a headache hangover", and "not finding a dead animal in the bottom of the Cab I drank". As far as wishes go, that's pretty low expectations.
1 year ago