The Rosa dell'Olmo Barbera d'Asti, our next Trader Joe's Top Pick and a fabulous pizza wine. Barbera from Barbera d'Asti, Asti, Piedmont, … [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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The Pancake Cellars Big Day White, a big talker that barely squeaks out a Recommended Buy rating. 36% Chardonnay, 27% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% … [Read more...]
The Trader Joe's Reserve MCS, not bad for $10 but not as good as I was hoping for Washington Merlot. 74% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon and … [Read more...]
Another consistently good Trader Joe's Top Pick, the Pontificis GSM. 40% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 27% Mourvedre from Languedoc-Roussillon, … [Read more...]
Another Trader Joe's Bulk Buy, the Chateau Ste Michelle Pinot Gris. 100% Pinot Gris from cooler sites of the Columbia Valley, including the … [Read more...]
The Barreri & Rovati Barbaresco Riserva, a rare find under $20! Our next Trader Joe's Top Pick. 100% Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy. The … [Read more...]