Fast facts: 2020 Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Rosé ($6.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2020 Trader Joe’s Reserve Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2018 Trader Joe’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) There’s a scene in the movie The Jerk, starring Steve Martin as..well, … Read moreA Trio of Tasty Trader Joe’s Wines for Your Labor Day Soiree
Fast facts: 2018 Sanborn Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills, California ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2018 Buena Vista Chardonnay, Los Carneros, California ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Stop the presses… In the most recent posts, we have been swapping high fives about how darn good the market for fine wines in California is right now due to Covid. … Read moreTwo Great Under $10 Chards from TJs – and a warning…
Fast facts: 2018 Technique Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California – $5.99 (@Trader Joe’s, California) This was one of those wines that stopped me in my tracks during my most recent “recon” at the Trader Joe’s wine department. After all, Alexander Valley is THE appellation for Cabernet Sauvignon in Sonoma (the critically acclaimed – … Read moreCrazy good Cab, at a Crazy Good Trader Joe’s Price!
I thought I would squeeze in one more post this week for all you Chardonnay lovers out there. My local Costco has a hot $12.99 per bottle deal on this really nice Chardonnay from the renowned Carneros Region of California – well-known for its world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards. Fast facts: Provenance Vineyards, … Read moreChardonnay Alert @ Costco + Carneros @ $12.99. Yes, please!
Fast facts: 2017 VINTJS Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($6.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2017 Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Russian River Valley Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) So maybe a few days ago you resolved to drink “less alcohol”? Well, we’ve got you covered, since compared to the wines we have been featuring leading … Read moreNapa vs. Sonoma Sauv Blanc – A TJ’s Match Up
Read to the end, and you will be rewarded with a picture of a really lovely dog. This wine however, is anything BUT a dog! Fast facts: 2013 Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Merlot, Sonoma Mountain $9.99 (@Costco; California) In the recent past, Merlot has faded in popularity among U.S. wine consumers. I have a theory … Read moreCrazy Good Merlot at a Crazy Costco Price!
Fast facts: 2016 Goyette Sonoma County Pinot Noir ($9.99 @Costco; California) 2016 Kirkland Signature Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir ($9.99@Costco; California) Finding Pinot Noir under $10 from a desirable appellation is no small feat these days. So when I came upon one from Napa and one from Sonoma at my friendly neighborhood Costco – both … Read moreBegging for a Brawl – A Costco Pinot Noir Face-Off
Fast facts: 2016 Trader Joe’s Reserve GSM Lot 171 $9.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) As a general rule, American wine consumers are very focused on wines crafted from single varieties. Hence, most of the wines sold in the USA are labeled as varietal wines. Although, a wine labelled as Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon may only be … Read moreA Food-Friendly Summer Weight Red Wine from TJs
Fast facts: 2016 Kirkland Sonoma County Chardonnay ($6.99 @Costco, California) Let me address something right out of the gate… I recognize that we review no small number of Kirkland branded wines here. And I know that some of us, myself included, are reluctant to bring them out at social occasions for fear of appearing unsophisticated, … Read moreSteal this Chard