naked grapeCourtesy of E.J. Gallo. Simple blackberry with earth undertones, smells like a cab. Fruit forward and very juicy on the palate, a smooth mouthfeel, with aspirations to be rich, a  little sweetness, low acidity, almost no tannin, a fast fade on the finish. A pleasant enough sipper, clean and simple fermented grape juice with little oak which I take it is the point of the name. Nothing to write home about, but nothing too offensive either which is a real virtue at this price. You could do worse; or better. Which way do you go?

Kind of like John Legend’s Ordinary People:

We’re just ordinary people
We don’t know which way to go
Cuz we’re ordinary people
Maybe we should take it slow

Score: 82

Price: $7

Alc: 13%