Tisdale Merlot (2005)

Perhaps you've heard of two buck chuck? It's very popular at Trader Joe's, or at least it was. Cheap wine doesn't have to be light on taste. At one of my favorite stores here in San Diego, Henry's, they offer a variety of tasty wines for only $3. Sure, there can be some foul wines mixed in there, but overall I've been pleasantly surprised. I'm going to start recording my thoughts so that I remember which I like and which I do not care for (always a risk after consumption ;-). Ah, and since I prefer red wine, these reviews will be limited to those. Since no one is reading this, I don't feel too badly about excluding white wine drinkers...

So, to start off, The Tisdale 2005 Merlot. This was not one of my finer selections. I felt the flavors were average at best, and while it had a clean taste and was relatively light, I do not believe I will purchase it again. Drinking a glass now, it strikes me as rather flat. Perhaps my tastes run more toward the Malbecs rather than the Merlots? I have a bottle of Malbec which I will review next time.