Monday, May 23, 2011

Couple of Hot Wines to Try

Trader Joe's had two new wines that I'm very pleased with, actually, one is thrilling! 

First, try the D 2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.  Yes, the label is a large black "D" on a white label. This Pinot has an alcohol level of 15.18% but it's not hot in the mouth.  It's very balanced and has several layers of complexity.  I'm getting a few more bottles of this one for my wine cooler.  It's only, yes, I said "only" $14.99 a bottle.  You'll savor every drop, every sip.

Secondly, Trader's has a new Meritage under its own label.  It's one of the Grand Reserve series with the black label. It's a 2009 vintage from Napa.  A blend of 71% Cabernet, 20% Merlot, 4% Cab Franc, 3% Malbec, and 2% Petit Verdot.  The Meritage is a little dryer than the Lost Sonnet that is recommended in a previous blog but it's a hefty wine with good tannic structure and dark fruit once it opens up.  $12.99 a bottle.   Give it a try!

Tom da Wine Guy

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

SUPER Special Wine to Buy!!!

Race to your nearest Trader Joe's and grab at LEAST one bottle of Lost Sonnet 2007 Meritage.  It's $9.99 a bottle at TJ's but under its own label (which will remain anonymous) it's $65.00 a bottle!!!  Yes, I said $65 a bottle that you can buy at TJ's for $9.99.  That's a saving of $55 a bottle.  So, if you buy a case, you'll save $660!!!  Tell your wife or husband that you just saved $660 and reap the rewards!!!  They'll be so proud of you.  But HURRY, this stuff doesn't last long.  Run, run, run!

Tom da Wine Guy