Hubby stopped at Marc’s when we were in Ohio last week, and bought a bottle of Matthew Fox Merlot. It retails for $3.09 a bottle, and after my experience with Two-Buck Chuck, I was a tad hesitant to try another super cheapie wine – you can only scrub your tongue for so long.
Wow does the Matthew Fox Merlot give cheap wine a good name!
Matthew Fox Merlot presents aromas of spicy black cherry and red stone fruit. The wine has a smoothness that carries fresh red fruit and hints of oak through a long, lingering finish. This Merlot pairs well with pasta and other full-flavored entrees.
E & J Gallo produce the Matthew Fox wines. We purchased it at Marc’s in Ohio, but I recently read that it is now available exclusively at Food Lion. Any Marc’s shoppers care to comment on that?
There was no alcohol content on the bottle I purchased, so I cannot provide any statistics. Smooth, no bitter tannins, a nice hint of spice, but for three bucks there isn’t a lot of complexity. This is just an very drinkable wine.
We will definitely be tracking down the Matthew Fox Merlot at a Food Lion when we are next in Florida. Unfortunately, the Food Lions in Florida closed, so we will have to pick some up in Savannah on our drive down.
Note: this post originally appeared on Coupons, Deals and More in August, 2011.
As always, drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.
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