Fast facts: 2019 Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurtztraminer, Columbia Valley, Washington ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2020 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier, Napa, California ($11.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Trader Joe’s has a pair of perfect Thanksgiving white wines. Neither will break the bank and both are delicious. For starters, let’s address the qualifier in the … Read moreTJs has a Perfect Pair of White Wines to Pair with Traditional Thanksgiving Fare
Fast facts: 2018 Zaca Mesa Viognier, Santa Ynez Valley, California ($12.99 @ Costco, California – Item #27950) Being less than an hour away, Santa Barbara County (which includes the Santa Ynez Valley AVA) is our “local” wine region. So we were pretty excited to find this 90 point (Galloni and Wine Enthusiast) 2018 Zaca … Read moreA Yummy 90-point Wine Surprise from Costco
Fast facts: 2020 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier (California) $11.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) I have to admit that the first time I encountered this wine in the wilds of the Trader Joe’s wine section, I was puzzled. I knew Pine Ridge well, but exclusively as a producer of fine and expensive ($65 to … Read moreTJs Delivers Spring in a Wine Bottle
This Zaca Mesa Viognier is a staple in the wine bins at Costco, and in my house. At this price, it’s pretty hard to beat. Fast facts: 2017 Zaca Mesa Viognier, Santa Ynez, California ($10.99 @Costco; California – Product # 27950) Despite a recent surge in popularity worldwide, it’s a shame that Viognier (pronounced vee-on-YAE) … Read moreA Summer Weight White Wine – Just $10.99 at Costco
Fast facts: 2016 Maison Barboulot Cabernet-Syrah $4.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) 2016 Sterling Chardonnay, California $4.99 (@Costco; California) 2017 Maison Barboulot Marsanne-Viognier $4.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) I have to admit that I was avoiding tasting these three wines because more often than not, wines priced below $5 are a bit of a crap shoot, the operative … Read moreThree Perfectly Good Wines, Each Just $4.99!
Fast facts: 2017 Mbali Chenin Blanc/Viognier (South Africa) $4.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) 2016 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier (California) $10.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) Rodney Dangerfield made a career out of the line “I don’t get no respect.” The double negative notwithstanding, he could have been talking about the white grape Chenin Blanc. In her … Read moreCB+V = Delicious