Thursday, July 17, 2008

Talk me into (or out of) giving Yellow Tail another try

Several years ago, a guy at work told me that Yellow Tail was a terrific affordable (a.k.a. cheap) wine. So, when I saw it on sale.... I picked up 3 bottles (it was something like 3 for $20).

One night, the Big Dubya and I decided a glass of wine would be nice and we busted open a bottle of the yellow tail -- I want to say it was Merlot, but I can't be sure.

It was disgusting -- I would have preferred to drink a glass of Robitussin. We didn't even finish the glasses -- we poured them down the sink, followed by the rest of the bottle. If I recall, the Big Dubya noticed something suspicious about the cork and so we deduced that it was probably just a defective bottle -- those who'd recommended it had never steered us wrong before.... we must have just gotten unlucky.

Well here we are..... it must be 4 or 5 years later, the other two bottles are still on my wine rack. Not sure why I haven't either opened them or thrown them out -- but, I haven't.

Do any of you have an opinion of Yellow Tail that you'd like to share?

7 comments:

Darren said...

I think we've tried it and liked it. I'll ask the boss if she remembers.

Whit said...

I haven't had it in years, but I seem to recall drinking it and not hating it.

Jodie said...

Riesling was pretty good.

Beautiful Truth said...

I had it not to long ago, it was not best nor the worst I have ever tasted.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I don't hate the whites. The Chardonnay isn't bad for cheap wine.

The reds are too sweet and tannic. They taste overwhelmingly cheap.

Mommy said...

YellowTail is over-rated.

Mike said...

Had the Shirz not too long ago and seemed to remember liking it. Again, not a great wine, but one to enjoy on the patio...

BTW this is a great idea for a blog. Hope you guys keep it up.