Checking out the latest vintage of a very popular Trader Joe's wine, the Corvelia Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine is available exclusively at Trader Joe's and sells for $9.99. There is also a red blend and Zinfandel in addition to Cabernet Sauvignon and between the three a total of 45,000 cases are produced.
From Trader Joe's:
We believe that the simplest approach to winemaking is always the most powerful. Beginning with fruit sustainably grown and harvested from the rolling hills of Paso Robles, California, we craft wines with a hands-off approach in order to let the vineyards speak for themselves, delivering to you wines that are striking in their complexity and quality.
As our flagship wine, this Cabernet Sauvignon is dark and fruit-forward, balanced with structure, tannin and a long-lasting finish. Filled with currant, dark cherry, toasted oak, and pipe tobacco notes, this wine is the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats and pasta with hearty sauces.
Made & Bottled by Corvelia
The 2020 Corvelia Cabernet Sauvignon (Lot 20) begins with lots of fruit on the nose like black cherry and plum. Add in plenty of vanilla, cola and a little sweet tobacco and it makes for a pleasing aroma.
Taking a sip reveals a soft, a bit sweet and pretty tasty wine. It's absolutely loaded with black cherry, cola and vanilla flavors. It tastes a bit like cherry vanilla Coke actually, which isn't necessarily bad, but also not what I usually look for in Cabernet. That said it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
It ends mostly dry and with decent length. It's solid for the price but we're not quite as enamored with it as many seem to be. It was similar on day 2.
2020 Corvelia Cabernet Sauvignon
As always you can find an updated list of our recommended wines from Trader Joe's as well as more info on their pricing model and some tips and tricks for shopping the store in our giant guide.
You can also find more of our favorite Cabernet Sauvignon here!