Another nice, inexpensive private label Cabernet find from Alexander Valley, the Trader Joe’s Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 179.
This wine is available exclusively at Trader Joe’s and sells for just $9.99. It is cellared and bottled by Behind The Scene Wine Company.
Aromas of cherry, blackberry, plums and cedar.
Today we’ve got another nice private label Cabernet from Alexander Valley in Sonoma, a prime spot for growing Cab. Just like the Kirkland Signature version from Costco we reviewed a few weeks ago, this one sells for just $10 which is a significant discount over what you normally find from this area. Let’s check it out.
The 2017 Trader Joe’s Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 179 begins with a pleasing aroma of plum, oak, blackberry, black cherry, lots of vanilla and a little cedar and spice. The wine tastes plummy and not quite as oaky as it smells; in fact, it’s quite fruit forward in the mouth. Smooth and easy to drink, this is a tasty wine. A nice bit of spice and vanilla come out on the mid-palate and lead into the long, dry, satisfying finish.
Overall I’d say it’s not quite as oaky as the Kirkland Signature version but just like that one this is a pretty darn good deal for only $10.