Two-Buck Chuck Will Rise Again
Who, I earnestly enquire, could possibly resist bottles of wine for $1.20?
Don’t answer that, I’m sure you all have quite good sense in your heads and realize that $1.20 wine will taste like, well, $1.20 wine. Nevertheless, I do not happen to be involved in La Resistance du Vin and so I bought three bottles.
“Good” is not particularly among the things one could say about the 2001 Tula Vista Cabernet Sauvignon. “Drinkable” is, possibly, if the set of things one could say is broadly construed to include both charitability and sarcasm. It has screaming notes of poison berry and vinegar, with a sour, tannic finish. However, if you are careful to avoid touching the tip or side of your tongue to the wine, and swallow quickly without thinking about what you’re doing, it’s a plausible excuse for a genuine Two-Buck Chuck.