Top 10 Trader Joe’s Wines: 2011 Holiday Edition

Top 10 Trader Joe’s Wines: 2011 Holiday EditionI’ve been patiently awaiting the arrival of the Trader Joe’s Holiday Guide so I could unveil the latest version of the Top 10 list. So when it arrived in the mail last night I hopped right to action. Well not exactly… This is long overdue and I apologize for anyone that I left hanging for Thanksgiving but have no fear. The The new and improved Trader Joe’s Top 10 Wine List is now available with gift ideas for Christmas and wines to ring in the New Year. Hopefully a little something for everybody. And for those that can’t find these don’t fret. Leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to help you find something you like. So without further ado I present the latest:

Enjoy! And let me know your thoughts. Stay tuned for my report on my top wines of 2011 (where did the year go!). Until then may you find something good in your glass!

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3 thoughts on “Top 10 Trader Joe’s Wines: 2011 Holiday Edition

  1. HI everyone,

    I’ll post a more lengthy note later, but this is a DELICIOUS WINE ALERT!
    Run, run, run to your Northern Ca TJ’s and grab a bottle of the 2008 Buena Vista Pinot Noir for the ridiculously cheap price of $9.99. Ladies & Gentlemen, this is a $20-25 bottle at least and your mouth will thank you. Flyer hits Monday, so ask your local store if they have it yet and seriously consider picking up a case. BTW, the 2005/2006 Buena Vista Merlot was very nice as well. The 2005 has a cork and is chewy, leathery goodness and the 2006 in the screwtop is brighter, lighter with more acidity and it won a Silver medal at the SF Chronicle Wine competition in 2010. Oh, and it’s only $8.99!

    • I am failing to see how this is a deal. Grocery Outlet has Fort Ross Pinot Noir at $12.99 right now and that’s a $38-45 retail bottle that holds its own with any bottle at that price point. With the availability of all the Deal A Day wine websites at this point, 50% off “retail” is both at the same time nothing to sneeze at and not an amazing deal.

      The Fort Ross is a phenomenal bottle of wine, a good pinot at its SRP and a fantastic deal at GO’s price.

  2. Re Grocery Outlet and other closeout stores – I’m reluctant to shop there because I’m worried about how the wine has been stored and handled turning a good deal into a bad one. Anyone have comments/experience on this?

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