Originally posted by mneeley490:
Originally posted by yhn:
I would guess it's meant as a pejorative to indicate that it appears the winemaking was highly manipulated, instead of straight-forward.
I agree this may be a good answer to #2.
For #1, it brings to mind some of the mega wineries that can put out a hundred thousand cases or more of a particular wine.
I was thinking the other way round.
#1 makes me think of an oaky Pinotfandel/Frankenpinot
#2 suggests the taster imagines that the owner said to the winemaker "I want 10,000 cases of Pinot Noir. You know the stuff; cherries and chocolate, bit of residual sugar, plenty of oak chips. We'll sell it for $9.99". It's soulless and could have come from almost anywhere.
It's not intended as a compliment.