Yummy Paso Cab – Just $9.99 at Trader Joe’s

Glass and bottle of 2019 Familia Nueva Vineyards Liberte Cabernet Sauvignon

Fast facts: 2019 Familia Nueva Vineyards Liberté Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California ($9.99 @ Trader Joe’s, California)   This post was supposed to be a dual between two Cabernet Sauvignons from Paso Robles.  Both are from Trader Joe’s. Both were $9.99.  It was a match made in vino heaven. Only one problem: the other wine … Read moreYummy Paso Cab – Just $9.99 at Trader Joe’s

Finally, a Pair of Thanksgiving Red Wines – one each from TJs and Costco

Bottle and glass of 2020 Ocean View Pinot Noir, and 2019 Opolo Summit Creak Vineyard Zinfandel

Fast facts: 2020 Ocean View Pinot Noir, San Luis Obispo County, California ($14.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2019 Opolo Summit Creak Vineyard Zinfandel, Paso Robles, California ($12.99 @Costco, California)   We say “finally” in our subject line not to imply that we have been keeping you waiting for our red wine picks for the Thanksgiving holiday, … Read moreFinally, a Pair of Thanksgiving Red Wines – one each from TJs and Costco

All You Need is Love – a groovy Costco wine that is perfect for BBQ

Bin display of McClean Vineyards Love red wine blend at Costco

Fast Facts: 2019 McClean Vineyards, Love Red Blend, Paso Robles, California  ($11.49 @Costco in California – Item #1528847)   So I admit that it was the “packaging” that stopped me in my tracks for this wine. I am so shallow sometimes.  In lieu of a traditional paper label, this wine comes in a gorgeous silk-screened … Read moreAll You Need is Love – a groovy Costco wine that is perfect for BBQ

Crazy Good Chard at a Crazy $9.99 Costco Price

Front label of Stasis 2015 Chardonnay from Costco

Fast facts: 2015 Stasis Chardonnay, Murmur Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, California $9.99* (@Costco, California, Item# 796543)  *price after $10 store discount It’s been a long time since we have featured a “Fast Friday” deal here. These are meant to put super special wine buying opportunities on your radar before you do your weekend shopping. This … Read moreCrazy Good Chard at a Crazy $9.99 Costco Price

BBQ Season Isn’t Over – Celebrate with these Two High QPR Red Wines from Trader Joe’s!

Bottles and glasses of Paso Dragon Cabernet Sauvignon and TJs Reserve GSM. Both 2018 vintage and both from Trader Joe's.

Fast facts: 2018 Paso Dragon Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California ($6.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2018 Trader Joe’s Reserve GSM Lot #187, Central Coast, California ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Here’s a great pair of reds to pair with the final days of summer, and the waning summer barbecue season. It’s a fact that Americans tend to … Read moreBBQ Season Isn’t Over – Celebrate with these Two High QPR Red Wines from Trader Joe’s!

Fire up the BBQ and pull the cork on this Syrah from Trader Joe’s

Bottle of 2017 Trader Joe's Reserve Lot 100, Paso Robles, CA

Syrah and barbecue.  They got a thing…going on. (Or they should.) Fast facts: 2017 Trader Joe’s Reserve Lot 100, Paso Robles, CA ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s; California) Despite being the world’s sixth most planted grape variety,  Syrah remains a bit of a mystery to American wine consumers.  Once thought to be heir to the throne that … Read moreFire up the BBQ and pull the cork on this Syrah from Trader Joe’s

Costco has your wine for the apocalypse – under $10!

2016 Rabble Red Wine, Paso Robles, CA 

It’s hard to not notice the apocalyptic art on this bottle. But don’t let that scare you away. Fast facts: 2016 Rabble Red Wine, Paso Robles, CA  ($9.89 @Costco; California) I’ve seen this wine elsewhere for $17.  So the current Costco price of $9.89 is that much more appealing. That at least caused me to … Read moreCostco has your wine for the apocalypse – under $10!

MmmMeritage at Trader Joe’s

2016 Roustabout Paso Robles Meritage

Fast facts: 2016 Roustabout Paso Robles Meritage $7.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) So this red caught my eye at Trader Joe’s recently.  There were two things that first attracted me to this wine: the magical word Meritage (rhymes with “heritage” but is also pronounced “mehr-it-taj”) which promises good things in the bottle and in the glass.  … Read moreMmmMeritage at Trader Joe’s

$5.99 Red Alert for Trader Joe’s Wine Shoppers

Jebediah Drinkwell's Meritage NV

Fast facts: Jebediah Drinkwell’s Meritage NV ($5.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) I have to admit that I had pretty low expectations for this wine based solely on its price point of $5.99.  So it languished in my wine cellar for weeks. Maybe that was a good thing.  You see, when wine is jostled (during the processes … Read more$5.99 Red Alert for Trader Joe’s Wine Shoppers

A Pair from Costco (Riffing on Burgundy)

2015 Castoro Cellars Paso Robles Chardonnay & 2016 Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir Napa Valley

Fast facts: 2015 Castoro Cellars Paso Robles Chardonnay $8.99 (@Costco; California) 2016 Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir Napa Valley $9.99 (@Costco; California) At first glance, these two wines from Costco may not appear to have much in common. The 2015 Castoro Chardonnay is from Paso Robles, on the Central Coast of California. It’s a blend … Read moreA Pair from Costco (Riffing on Burgundy)