If you like your Cabernet extra oaky, this is the wine for you, the Trader Joe’s Reserve Columbia Valley Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 189.
This wine is available exclusively at Trader Joe’s for just $9.99.
Dark fruit aromas with notes of black tea, cocoa and spices.
Produce and Bottled by CC Vineyards
The 2016 Trader Joe’s Reserve Wahluke Slope Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 189 begins with a ton of vanilla on the nose. In fact, there’s just a lot of oak influence in this wine with caramel, chocolate and licorice aromas as well.
Tasting reveals a soft, smooth mouthfeel plus sweet, dark fruit with a little spice too, but mainly this is a vanilla bomb. If you enjoy a lot of oak influence in your Cab this will be right up your alley. It ends with a dry, oaky finish of lingering sweet fruit with a bit of earthiness underneath.