Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hot Trader Joe wine tip

Greetings readers.  Go to your nearest TJ and grab a few bottles of Hillgate 2009 Zinfandel from Lake County.  This wine is a mere, yes, I said "mere," $6.99 a bottle.  I grabbed six more bottles yesterday cuz it's really good and becasuse it's a "hustle buy," it won't be around for long.

It's a hefty Zin.  Fruit-forward but not overly jammy.  Soft tannins and lots of spice, most notably, pepper.

Hurry!  Don't miss out, get thee to your Trader Joe's for this terrific bargain.

Tom da Wine Guy


At July 16, 2011 at 10:08 PM , Blogger Alejandro said...

Bought 2 bottles without having tried it prior, just seemed like it would be a good buy. I was right. I wanna go back for a case.

One more thing - an interesting tidbit of info I sleuthed via Google just now. I found a Napa valley winemaker online, Andy Pestoni with a 2009 vintage Zin from Nova Vineyard in Kelseyville, which is in Lake County. Not too many other Zins popped up for '09 with grapes harvested in Lake County, made by a Napa winemaker, which is exactly the profile of this "Hillgate" '09 Zin - made by a Napa winemaker with Lake County grapes. Hmmm...

Could "Hillgate" be Nova Vineyard? :


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