It's a wonderful time in history to be a consumer of wine. Case in point: The 2009 Trader Joe's Tempranillo Petit Reserve is a wine I purchased in Minnesota made from a Spanish grape grown in California and sold by a Germany company. What's most amazing is that you could say something similar about a ton of wines right now!
$5.99 at Trader Joe's.
From the bottle:
Our rendition of this native Spanish grape displays distinctive, focused aromas of blackberry and dried currant with a hint of smoke on the finish. 13.5% alcohol. Vinted and bottled by Trader Moon Wine Co.
As mentioned above Tempranillo is a grape grown extensively in Spain but making a bit of headway in California as well. I think that's a good thing. We found the 2009 Trader Joe's Tempranillo Petit Reserve to be smooth and fruity with notes of blackberry, although a bit on the tart side. Overall it was not very deep or complex but not bad. Another good option to rotate in as a daily drinker at only $5.99. If you do, you may want to filter it as ours had some sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
Overall Rating: 7.0
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