Then under that says Matthew Fox Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon "California" 2003. It was given to my family memeber from a Client at work. HMMMMMMMMM
Matthew Fox Wines @ Marc's!!
Move over Two Buck Chuck!
quote:Originally posted by calemap:
Who is two-buck Chuck?
A real meanie, also posts under Board-O. Stay away. And yeah, welcome to the board.
quote:Originally posted by calemap:
Who is two-buck Chuck? New to the boards.
Cheap wine, allegedly drinkable. Allegation still unproven.
Anyone in Cuyahoga county with $4 and some cojones, grab a bottle of this plonk and post a TN. Hey, they even make a shiraz!!
I'm a Californian who has family in Ohio. They served me a bottle of MW chardonnay and I was surprised - much better than you'd think for the price. And WAY better than two buck chuck.
Anyway, I went online to find more about it, found this thread AND found this from Boat Show News --
"11 Jan 2006 06:09:12 pm
Wine & Cheese Preview this Friday and You're Invited!
This Friday, January 13 from 3pm - 6pm our annual Wine & Cheese Preview will be open to the public for the first time ever. Be among the first to see America's biggest indoor boat show and enjoy wide open aisles and no lines to view boats.
Opening at 3pm, wine and cheese will be served from 4pm - 6pm.
Presented by Matthew Fox Wines, which are available exclusively at all Marc's stores, tickets to the VIP Wine & Cheese Preview are $20 each and can be purchased either at the show box office or online using our new e-ticketing software."
So, great news for Clevelanders (and boaters!) sad news for me!
By the way for those of you living in Connecticut the store name is "Xpect" and not Marc's.
Shopping for wine in Cleveland is always such a shock to me - even everyday bottles are $3 more than California because of the Ohio taxes.
So this was a fun cheap thrill.
Plus I have to go to Marcs when I visit - I miss it!
And while I haven't had the MW reds, I've heard nice things about 'em. Will it taste like a $15 bottle? Probably not. But will it be really great for the cost? I've heard Yes.
Interested to hear how the Shiraz is, keep us posted!
From the land of Happy California Zins,
But I have made a very interesting observation that tends to make me think why this juice is so cheap. Most wines of any reputation will specify their alcohol content, usuaully 12 to 15%. There is no mention of this on the bottle. In fact, it seems to be amiss of alcolhol of any substance. I suspect that the alcohol content is somewhere around 5 to 7% and hence they are not required to put it on the label.
If you've ever been to New York and gone to a cheap deli to get wine, all they have is $8 juice that is diluted and awful. I suspect that Matthew Fox, although it tastes better, falls into this same category.
All I can say is that living in Texas, I will stick with Cameron Hughs wines from Costco and by mail order, and when I return to CLeveland to visit family, I'll try some of the other Matthew Fox wines. They're Ok and for the price, you can't beat them.
I haven't had enough of their reds to judge, although my husband felt their syrah was better than their cab.
But I do agree, the Cameron Hughes wines are a dependable affordable treat!
In evaluating the Chard, I found it tasted well, relatively smooth, light and somewhat fruity. I liked, it, and for the price, you can't go wrong. I just wish it was sold here in Texas.
Yes, the chard. is not the most complex wine but it is tasty and, for the price, fab. (Especially in Ohio with their higher wine costs.)
And while I too wish I could get it out here, look at it this way - it's an extra fun bit of Cleveland to enjoy when you visit.
At least you can play at Costco with Cameron Hughes. And have you checked out http://wine.woot.com ? As I'm in CA, it's not worth the taxes AND shipping. But if I were out of state I'd definitely give them my money.
Plano huh???? Another Texan from Ohio?
You are right, there are several other CA wineries that could make this wine but I am certain that it is E&J Gallo because Matthew Fox Wines is a registered trademark of theirs.
I've been curious about who has made this wine for over a year.
I found no hint of Matthew Fox on Gallo's webpage, how the heck did you find out?
I bow to your superior web skills
But why bother, as it's just more fun to consume the wine, rather than wonder where else it's being sold.
I raise a glass to you both, and wish you boffo beverages wherever you go.
They are at Big Save grocery stores. The zinfandel (deeeelightful) was 10% alcohol content at 4.50$ (on sale for 3.99$)
As a Canadian who has to pay literally twice as much for all wines here, I love finding a really tasty affordable wine when I'm in the U.S., and Matthew Fox's by E and J Gallo are my favourites.
I am unhappy that I can't find these in B.C. because I'd be thrilled to have them for 9$. There is nothing that good for 9$ especially for a white wine drinker. That I know of. Any ideas are welcome! Although I bet I've tried the lot, to no avail!
There are plenty of places where, due to shipping or gov taxes, getting a decent bottle of wine for under $10 is hard quest. So when you find a reliable steady drinkable bottle, it's information to share and celebrate!
And FYI, Lushy, the hubby and I are in California and when we went to Montreal it was a huge shocker - all our everyday CA wines were through the roof! But a SAQ employee took pity on us for and most of the trip it was French, Italian and Spanish wines. There, the wines that were pricier in LA, were cheaper!
Is there any way Matthew Fox could ship internationally?
I found this wine at wine-searcher and I m pretty sure H-E-B will be glad to ship Matthew Fox Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon to you.
And that’s what gets me; it’s like having wine after whiskey > do my homework