Price: $2.99 @ Trader Joe’s
What They Said:
Per Wine Cask in regards to the 2003 “This conglomeration of scrounged California grapes has a nice light golden color with a typical Gewruz bouquet of peaches, apricots and pineapples and a hint of vanilla. In the mouth it is sweet, a little too much, but there’s enough acid to pull it off without it being cloying. Now here’s the gig—if you put a good solid chill on this wine, it is drinkable and nearly enjoyable even to schooled palate such as mine. It is not a great wine, and there’s maybe an off flavor or two but they are subtle, probably undetectable to the normal palate and for the $2.99 anything that is palatable has you ahead of the game.”
What I Think:
In a word, great value for the money. Great bottle of wine, wouldn’t go that far but we are talking about $3. It will be interesting to see what this does side by side with another bottling. My thoughts are that it will come off as manufactured. There was the flavor of peached coming through loud and clear. This definitely has some sweetness that is a little bit over the top. Certainly buyable and I recommend everyone grab a bottle. We had this one with Mexican but it would likely work even better with Indian or Thai. I am going to get another bottle to compare it against something a little more upscale so I’ll go with 12th bottle for now. Should it win the blind tasting though that will be revisited.
Rating: 12th Bottle