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TJ's Reserve Central Coast Rosé- A Negociant Rosé Trader Joe's says this is a $14 Rosé selling for $7.99, and I believe them. It is well-balanced, dry, and full of interesting flavors. The podcast talks about just what are Trader Joe's wines and how we can all drink bargain wine! Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the details and like the …
 
Grifone Primitivo - Trader Joe's 5 Buck Fun Italian $5 wine should not be drinkable. Especially when a part of that five dollars is used to ship the wine to America and then to a Trader Joe's near you. But the Grifone Primitivo 2020 drinks just fine; it is an enjoyable red wine. Primitivo and Zinfandel are both clones of an old grape from Croatia. …
 
Gruet Sauvage Rosé- Excellent "No Dosage" Bubbly Bubbly Season is between Halloween and New Year's Eve. I think Bubbly is appropriate year-round, but the fact remains most Sparkling wine is purchased in the last 3 months of the year. This is a No Dosage Bubbly, meaning they did not add sweet wine when the 2nd fermentation was complete. The Gruet S…
 
Louis Jadot Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay- Drink Like The French This is a Burgundian Chardonnay from Louis Jadot, a producer in the wine business since the 1850s. The wine sells for around $13, less on sale, and they make enough to find this wine in grocery stores and wine shops. Even California Chardonnay producers look to Burgundy for inspiration, …
 
Trader Joe's Reserve Dry Creek Zinfandel 2020-A Tale Of Fire & Smoke? There seem to be fires in California wine country every year. In 2020, Dry Creek AVA had its fire and smoke issues. So is this Trader Joe's Reserve Dry Creek Zinfandel 2020-A Tale Of Fire & Smoke? and smoke casualty? Or is this a typical Trader Joe's Reserve wine? The grapes come…
 
Estancia Monterey Pinot Noir 2018- A Special Bargain Wine The Estancia is part of the huge wine brand sale between Constellation Brands and E & J Gallo. The sale was finalized in early 2021, and these 2018 vintage by the brands that were sold are sort of orphan wines. They will not fully be Gallo wine until the 2021 vintage, and they are no longer …
 
Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay 2019- A Tasty Chard For Fall Chateau Ste Michelle is by far the largest winery in Washington State. They make half of the wine produced there. But, even though they are best known for value-priced wine, they make top-quality wine. Check out the review on www.cheapwinefinder.com and the podcast and get to know a quali…
 
Tailslide Pinot Noir 2019-$7 ALDI Pinot-Any Good? We are jaded. CWF is so used to Bang-For-Buck value-priced wines that a wine that delivers at its price point and no higher seems like a failure. But that is stinking thinking. I forgot where I got that from. A $6.99 Pinot Noir that rocks as a $6.99 Pinot Noir are fine. Not all wines have to eight b…
 
Franciscan Monterey Cabernet Sauvignon-How To Find Wine Bargains This wine was part of the $800,000,000 deal between Constellation Brands and E & J Gallo. Constellation decided to part with its value-priced wine portfolio. Franciscan is not value-priced; the Monterey County AVA Cabernet Sauvignon lists for $22.99. We have a link on www.Cheapwinefin…
 
Brancott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020-1st Marlborough Sauv Blanc In 1973, Brancott, then known as Montana Wines, planted the first Marlborough South Island New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc vineyard. It took them a few years to get it right, but in 1979 they bottled the first Marlborough Sauv Blanc! The Brancott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020-1st M…
 
Prophecy Pinot Noir 2019 - Everyday Pinot With A Fancy Label Can you choose a book by the cover? No, because all that came before the age of marketing and focus groups and the rise of social media. Can you choose a wine by its label? It seems you can. Check out Domaine Dave's thinking about why he picked the Prophecy Pinot Noir 2019 - Everyday Pino…
 
Elementalist Pinot Grigio - $7 ALDI Summer Cooler I drink a lot of wine. Ok, don't judge me. Just kidding, I don't care. But the wine reality is that when you drink expensive wine, and it gives you exactly what you expect, it is nice! When you drink an inexpensive wine and it over-delivers, then it is the greatest wine ever. Human Beings like a bar…
 
Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon - Pick A Wine By The Label? I like the label for this Cab! Check out ww.cheapwinefinder.com to see it. Most of the world's great wine regions are located in river valleys or the foothills to mountains. Hillsides are important. The label for the Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon makes a bold statement. Doe…
 
Mark West Pinot Noir 2018 - In Search Of Cheap Pinot This is a podcast with a story that goes beyond a wine review. Constellation Brands, a huge wine and spirits company, sold its value-priced wine portfolio to E and J Gallo, the largest wine company in America, for over a billion dollars. Regulators held up the deal since the sail gave Gallo too m…
 
Flora and Stone Merlot - The Return Of Merlot? This is a $6.99 non-vintage wine from ALDI. From 1990 to 2010, Merlot rivaled Cabernet Sauvignon as the top-selling Red wine in America. But that was then, and this is now. They grow more Pinot Gris/Grigio in California than Merlot (as of 2018) So, Merlot bargains can be had. Check out www.cheapwinefin…
 
223 Grenache 2020 - A Tasty & Cheap French Red Ok, here are the details. $6.99 @Trader Joe's but $13 to $16 in Europe. A Vin de Pays d'Oc wine from vineyards around a single village in the Languedoc. Grenache is a Cheapwinefinder secret to quality value-priced Red wine. Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the information!…
 
RSVP Brut Sparkling Wine in 2021-TJ's $7 Champagne-Style Summer Bubbly A California Traditional Method Champagne-Style Bubbly for $6.99? Does it taste good? Yes! A real Champagne bottle and a real cork? Yes! But, at $6.99, none of the fancy Champagne marketing stuff. Stick it in an ice bucket, pour it into a popsicle mold, make Champagne-style cock…
 
Crossbow Carneros Pinot Noir 2018 - $45 going for $15? Normally we talk about a $10 wine that tastes like $20. But with the Crossbow Pinot is a $45 wine that tastes like a $45 wine but is on sale for $15. Even if you are not a Pinot Noir fan, it is hard to pass up a deal like that. Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the details.…
 
Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay 2019 - The Best Cheap Chardonnay? Here is one of the weird things about writing about affordable wine. A $100 wine that brings it is like, well, of course, it costs $100. A $3.99 wine that brings it is a revelation! Is that wrong? Rocking it cheap should be shouted from the roof-tops. This is a $3.99 Chardonnay that kic…
 
Cocobon Roasted Oak Red Blend - Would Wood Make A Difference? A Red Blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah aged "on" toasted French oak. $6.99 at Trader Joe's, but available elsewhere for around the same price. There are 3 Cocobon Red Blend wines; this is where the winemaker shows off their oak integration skills. It is a recipe wine, but it …
 
Slim Vine Light Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - TJ's Low Calorie, No Sugar, Low Alcohol Wine A Trader Joe's $6.99 Fitness wine!!! We reviewed the ALDI Don't Mind If I Did Sau Blanc a few weeks ago, and the Trader Joe's wine is very similar and a dollar cheaper. Both wines are close to Scheid Vineyards Sunny With A Chance Of Flower Sauvignon Blanc. There may…
 
Rosé-Vous? 2020 - $6 ALDI Wine...Drink Like The French Do! Would you offer a $5.99 ALDI Rosé to pair for your next meal? The French would in a heartbeat. Rosé-Vous translates to Rosé Y'all. It tastes great, is, well, cheap, and is French. Everyday French wine is supposed to be inexpensive. You can not have wine for every lunch and dinner and expect…
 
Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - A 93 pt Value-Priced Cab This is a wine from House of Smith wines, you may know them by Charles Smith wines, you know, Kung Fu Girl Reisling, Boom Boom Syrah, a whole line of value-priced wines that rocked. He sold those wines and started House of Smith and still is bringing outstanding value. This is a Cabern…
 
Toad Hollow Unoaked Chardonnay 2019 - Affordable, Interesting, Whimsical, Excellent Ok, students...today's lesson is California Chardonnay. No, not the oak barrel Chardonnay, unoaked Chardonnay. The Toad Hollow Unoaked Chardonnay 2019 is one of the original unoaked Chardonnay. It sees no oak, no "on lees" (check out www,cheapwinefinder.com to see w…
 
Tabor Hill Blueberry Demi-Sec - Fruit Wine With A Difference. I am from Chicago, so I knew a few things about Michigan wine. They used to have a Chicago Tasting event every year, and each year the wine got better and better. I was a fan, but I didn't know anything about fruit wine. Southwest Michigan supplies fruit to Chicago at harvest, so I knew …
 
Firesteed Oregon Pinot Noir 2019 - A Value Priced Taste Of Oregon This a $17 wine on Firesteed's website or an $11.99 wine at Trader Joe's. The label also says Oregon rather than Willamette Valley. Are these warning signs? Nope, it tastes great; a classic Pinot Noir produced in the Burgundian style. Is that a good thing? Oh, Yeah!!! Check out www.c…
 
Bear Bros Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - An Inexpensive But Interesting ALDI Sauv Blanc Covid has completely messed up wine in 2021. Shutdowns have closed wineries and disrupted distribution. The Bear Bros Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a rare new release. I expect an avalanche of wine in the fall, but every new wine is greatly appreciated for now. So enjoy the p…
 
Le Grand Verre 2020 - Boutique Single Serving Bottle French Wines Single serving, double glass unbreakable 6.3-ounce bottles (a standard pour is 5 ounces) French Boutique Estate wines... organic Chardonnay and Rosé from a female winemaker in the Languedoc. Small estate Rosé from Bandol in Provence. Cru Bordeaux Red from the Hait-Medoc. These are no…
 
Decoy Brut Cuvée - The Perfect July 4th Bubbly Decoy was once Duckhorn Vineyards 2nd label; while still a part of the Duckhorn family, it is now its own brand. The Decoy Brut Cuvée is in its first year of release. A brand new Bubbly, and it is delicious. They use Napa Valley oak barrel fermented and aged Chardonnay for the dosage. Dosage is where …
 
High Guard Chardonnay 2019 - TJ's $6.99 Tuesday Night Chardonnay Can $6.99 get you a tasty wine with quality oak barrel flavors? Yes, it can! Ain't Trader Joe's great? $6.99 barely gets you a passable cup of coffee, and Trader Joe's is rocking a quality Chardonnay. We are living in extraordinary times where good wine is cheaper than so-so coffee. P…
 
African Hills Cape Town Sauvignon Rosé 2020 - ALDI Sauvignon Blanc Rosé? Would a Rosé by any other name taste just as sweet? Yeah, I am stealing from Shakespeare? He won't tell. Check out the www.cheapwinefinder.com review for all the details. Is this a fancy Rosé? Or is this a Sauvignon Blanc from Cape Town, South Africa mixed with just enough C…
 
Studio By Miraval Rosé 2020 - Budget-Friendly Rosé From Brad & Angelina A wine from the south of France and not a Provence wine? Yes, this is a taste of the south of France Rosé. But with Miraval's winemaker. Maybe not AOC estate grapes; this is an IGP wine, but with a top-notch winemaker. Good winemakers make good wine. It is a wine fact. Check …
 
Villa Borghetti Grigio Luna Pinot Grigio 2020 - TJ's Italian Summer Cooler $5.99 from Trader Joe's, it is a DOC wine from the Delle Venzie region of northeast Italy. Alto Adige is the most famous and pricey Pinot Grigio region in Italy, and Delle Venzie is just south of there. This is a summer cooler, a wine that you can serve fresh from the refrig…
 
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