Saturday, January 2, 2010

Wine Recommendations at Trader Joe's

Greetings readers,

I have two hot wine tips for you to pursue.  First, the Trader Joe's Reserve Petit Verdot at $9.99  a bottle.  You can't find a Petit Verdot for less than $30.00 a bottle because of the small acreage devoted to this grape.  In fact, Ancient Peaks, the winery that bottld this for TJ's, sells it under their own label for $35.00 a bottle.

This wine is a "black hole, and sucks all the light around it into the bottle."  Heavy as a broken heart and very tannic.  I decant it two hours before drinking to let it breath and soften and then I usually still pour it through an aerator.  Look for this wine soon, as the last time we had it, it was gone in a very few days.

Second, go for the Cellier Du Rhone Chateauneuf Du Pape, also at $9.99 a bottle.  This wine was being sold at TJ's last week for $19.99 a bottle but has been marked down.  A blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre.  A steal at this price.

Good luck with your search for these two wines.

Tom da Wine Guy


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