A completely forgettable Zinfandel from Trader Joe’s.
$5.49 exclusively at Trader Joe’s.
From the bottle:
The Trader Joe’s Growers Reserve Zinfandel was made with organically grown grapes. We believe in working with nature to produce outstanding wines. The Trader Joe’s Growers Reserve Zinfandel has mouth-filling flavors of ripe berry and plum. Full-bodied with peppery overtones, this excellent red wine compliments full flavored spicy dishes.
I’m quickly finding that while Trader Joe’s has some true gems, you have to wade through a lot of not so good wine in order to find them. This would be one of those not so good wines. About the only memorable thing about this wine is that it was organic, but even that is becoming much more commonplace. The 2009 Trader Joe’s Growers Reserve Zinfandel exhibits an aroma of plum and a bit of pepper, but is very thin and watered down. The wine has very little fruit flavor. There is a tiny bit of spice on the finish but really this wine is quite unmemorable. Check out the current top 10 list for much better options from Trader Joe’s.
Overall Rating: 5.5
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