Saturday, May 9, 2009

Greetings fellow wine lovers and Trader Joe's clientele.  

Two recommendations on very nice wines at Trader Joe's.  These two were selected as "Wines of the Month" in the wine newsletter, "Uncorked," that I write for our Ventura, CA store.  

First, River Mountain Pinotage/Shiraz red blend from South Africa.  And it's only $5.99 a bottle which is two dollars less than what it was a couple of years ago.  The Shiraz offers spice but the Pinotage smoothes it out.  Soft tannins, very drinkable and a steal at $5.99.  

Clay Canyon Viogier at $3.99 a bottle!!!   Great wine for the warm weather.  Some sweetness but not cloyingly so.  I'm not much of a sweet wine drinker myself, but this Viogier is really good.  Lots of fruit with some peach and a trace of acidity, offering crispness.  An interesting combo, some residual sugar but a touch of acidity.  

Rush to your nearest Trader Joe's for these two wines.  If you happen to be in the Ventura store, be sure to grab a copy of the "Uncorked" newsletter.

Tom da Wine Guy


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