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Snooth User: WineGeekJen

Worst Wine Ever...

Original post by WineGeekJen, Apr 21, 2010.

What's the worst wine you have ever had? I had some Don Luciano Shiraz over the weekend (which is a $4.00 wine I picked up at Wal-Mart...just to see). I had had the Don Luciano Chardonnay and it was OK, but the Shiraz I had smelled like road kill (very heavy sulfur)--I wonder if I got a bad bottle.  Has anyone else tried it?

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Reply by duncan 906, Aug 18, 2012.

I usually like St Emillion so I thought I was on fairly safe ground when I bought two bottles of 2007 Clos de la Cure St Emillion Grand Cru but I did not like them at all and relegated them to the kitchen to make a beef stew. This was the worst wine for at least a couple of years

Reply by JonDerry, Aug 18, 2012.

Not too surprising Duncan, 2007 was a horrid vintage in and around most of Bordeaux.

Reply by shsim, Aug 19, 2012.

Wow just found this thread. Glad it was revived because not too long ago, there was a free wine tasting at San Diego County fair and it was sad. La Serenissima Claret 2009 (Unfiltered) and San Marcos Winery Super Tuscan 2010 were probably amongst the worst. The Super Tuscan was more like sour beer. 

For more details on the tasting, please go here.

Reply by Richard Foxall, Aug 22, 2012.

NG, I've been really disappointed by the wines at our favorite discount grocer lately.  (But I drank some of the Altus recently and it's still improving.  Yum.)  I steered away from that GV thing--Green Valley Sonoma, okay, Green Valley Solano, not good.  Unlike Carneros, these are not places that are dual listed, they are completely different places--Solano and Sonoma don't even share a border except .  I'll drink Dancing Coyote wines from Clarksburg, but otherwise I would avoid Solano and Yolo Counties completely. 

Reply by napagirl68, Aug 22, 2012.


I am well aware of the geographical location of Solano vs. Sonoma cty.  I had not had anything from Solano, and thought I'd give a try.  MISTAKE.  And I have also bought sonoma wines from our fave discounter, and have been sorely disappointed. One recent example was 2006 Dutch Bill Creek Chardonnay- very disappointing. 

I have had several good wines from Clarksburg (yolo cty)... surprising discovery.

Reply by Richard Foxall, Aug 23, 2012.

NG, I did know that.  More for the reference of anyone who might say, well, Carneros could be either Sonoma or Napa... Funny thing is that it's right down at the tip of Napa and Solano that Solano and Sonoma county lines almost touch--but don't, except perhaps in the Bay. Solano is the kind-of Bay county that isn't.  Vallejo is on the Bay at the beginning of the Delta, but the whole county is just so Central Valley in attitude and inclination, and mostly in weather.  So, not a good place for anything but table grapes.  Just in case anyone wonders.


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