[Note 3/12/2011: Do not confuse the 2008 Trentatre Rosso with the 2009 that is on Trader Joe's shelves now. Read the 2009 … [Read more...]
The Best Wines at Trader Joe's - The Reverse Wine Snob Picks
Trader Joe's is renowned for their selection of cheap, private label wines. Unfortunately, much of it is just plain bad. There are; however, gems to be found in this sea of cheap wine and we unveil our absolute favorite picks in this giant list of the best wines at Trader Joe's.
From Chianti and a basic Cotes du Rhone to even Barolo, Amarone and Napa Valley Cabernet TJ's offers a little bit of everything often at prices that boggle the mind. If you've been wondering if some of those wines can possibly be good, you've come to the right place because we've tasted just about all of them. (We've also dumped a heck of a lot of them down the drain!)
The wines reviewed here are mostly private label ones, simply because these offer the best value. Because the wine names don’t always include "Trader Joe's" look for the "Trader Joe's Exclusive" sign on the shelves to identify these. The reason this is important is simply that the mass market wines sold at TJ's are usually not priced very competitively and many are just there to make the private label wines seem like a better deal. (The folks at TJ's are master marketers, pulling just about every trick in the book.)
To make sure you always get your money's worth, keep reading for our picks as the best wines at Trader Joe's!
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From Trader Joe's comes this Syrah for just $5.99. Sometimes a $5.99 wine tastes like a $5.99 wine, and sometimes it tastes even worse than … [Read more...]
Two Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa Valley. One, a 2008. The other, a 2009. One comes from Costco while the challenger hails from Trader … [Read more...]
Another good pizza wine for just $5.99 from Trader Joe's.From the bottle: This red wine shows intense blackberry and cherry notes … [Read more...]
Verbatim from the bottle (typos and all): Grapes: Nero d'Avola 100% Production area: South-western Sicily. Lot's of berry character with … [Read more...]
The 2009 Chiusa Grande Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Tommolo comes from Trader Joe's and is just $5.99. The bottle says it is made with organic … [Read more...]