Oak Creek Merlot

Price: $4
Maker: Oak Creek Vineyards
Variety: Merlot
Packaging: Bottle, artificial cork
Our Rating: 7.5 out of 10

We like affordable wines here at Box Wines, and this Oak Creek Merlot is just about the most affordable bottled wine (barring jug wine and the like) we’ve seen. We found an aisle display with the wine on sale for $2.99 a bottle. That’s definitely affordable! Unfortunately, the wine was just fair. We found it to be a bit on the thin side, with weak fruit and stronger tannins. It was better than what one might expect for three bucks, but not as good as wines just a bit more expensive.

We’d recommend this primarily as an alternative to cheap box wine. Compared to, say, a Franzia Merlot, this will taste a bit better and look a lot better at your party. For even slightly more discriminating wine drinkers, consider spending a couple of bucks more for a Forest Glen or Little Penguin Merlot.

2 thoughts on “Oak Creek Merlot”

    1. Not sure that’s a wine that ages well, Tim – it’s meant to be consumed right away. But, let us know if you try it. Maybe it will have been transformed by 17 years in the bottle!

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