This wine only gets two stars from me, as reviewing is subjective.
Today is the day after the Kentucky Derby (one of my high holy days - won this year by Mine that Bird, a 50-1 long shot upset) and the day after the six month anniversary of my kidney transplant. I'll sum it up by calling it a rainy Sunday "day after".
Brunch is quick and painless - a mixed leaf salad, Chorizo, Onion and Mushroom omelet, and reheated six cheese macaroni & cheese. I also may have fried my taste buds on mint juleps yesterday.
My first sip of the well chilled wine was shudder, sour. So shocking that I walked into the living room, held out the glass and said "taste this, is it off?" He said "No, it is chardonnay. Could you make me a Bloody Mary please?" - great, I ask for an opinion and I get a drink order.
After cooking brunch, we sat down to eat. It goes well with food. The saltiness of the chorizo is a good balance. I wouldn't open this bottle for a drinks party, but I would serve it with a meal. I don't think that it is worth $8.99 though - not in this economy. Hence my two stars for a wine that is probably a three star wine.