Another Trader Joe’s Wine Shopping Run

As some of you may have guessed based on recent reviews I squeezed in a recent Trader Joe’s shopping trip. What did I see? A whole new end cap of the 2009 Sebastopol Hills Pinot Noir (my review on the ’08), a handful of new offerings from Poet’s Row (which appears to be a Kunde Estate’s offering) and an interesting placement of a Bridgeway Cellars Merlot. For one reason or another I passed on all of these. Say what? So what exactly did I pick up you ask? Let’s see…

Another Trader Joe's Wine Shopping Run...

  • 2007 Picket Fence Pinot Noir (3 @ $8.99) – Just following my own advice to “Buy It” here. I cleaned the shelves off at my local Trader Joe’s and would still grab another half case or so should I come across it. A worthy wine selection for those looking for something to pair with Thanksgiving turkey…
  • 2008 Trader Joe’s Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir (1 @ $9.99) – This one came recommended from Angela as a worthy competitor to the above mentioned Picket Fence. Andy and Matt agreed. Carneros Pinot is very unique in style to me so looking forward to giving this one a try…
  • 2009 Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Cabernet Franc (3 @ $5.99) – Still trying to figure out why I grabbed three of these. As per my review I was not a fan. Worried that I was overly harsh on the wine based on my personal shopping decision I tried this one again last night. It didn’t do anything to change my initial opinion…
  • 2007 Roustabout Meritage (2 @ $5.99) – Another one from the folks over at the Central Coast Wine Warehouse. Looking at the blend percentage I once again started dreaming of this one as a follow-up to the Franc Merlot. My initial taste last night was very promising. Looking forward to spending some more time with this one tonight.
  • 2008 Steelhead Sauvignon Blanc (3 @ $5.99) – I never got to try the Zinfandel of this offering (which is a Quivira Vineyards label) and I wasn’t going to let the same happen with the Sauvignon Blanc. And I am glad I jumped on it as this turned out to be a really nice wine! As mentioned in my review this is another one worth considering for the Thanksgiving table. If that is already full don’t worry as this one is well suited for everyday sipping as well…

How about you all? Have you had anything of interest at Trader Joe’s lately that I am missing? Let me know in the comments below…

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