It is week 10 of my Trader Joe’s wine blog.
So, this is technically the last blog I need to write for my class, but who knows. God knows I am going to be drinking wine in the summer, might as well keep writing…
So, given that this is my last mandatory blog, I wanted to choose a good wine…I always want to choose a good wine, but I really wanted a good one this time around.
I was wandering around in the Burbank TJ’s when I saw a customer asking for a case of a wine that was on a side stack in an aisle.
I, looking for some inspiration had to ask her what this was all about.
She said that this was a Rosé that her friend on the west side [of LA] was telling her about.
She said that Trader Joe’s was selling it for $2.99 a bottle, but the brand’s wines generally sell for over $9.99 and so the two were going to split a case.
This little bit of information sold me, I was quite curious.
This week’s featured wine is called Bonterra, a Mendocino County 2009 Rosé crafted from certified organically grown grapes.
Bonterra believes that organic grapes make better wine, so the company has been producing organically grown grapes since 1993.
The wine is a dry, crisp complex and refreshing Rosé. In comparison to the syrups I have tasted before, I must say this is probably the first Rosé I could actually enjoy.
You know how sometimes we can be guilty of buying a wine with the intent that it will look pretty in a glass [this could be just me]? Anyways, this wine is just so pretty and pink in a wine glass, that you cannot help but admire the color of it.
I chilled my bottle as soon as I got home, and tasted some fruity flavors in the lingering finish.
Like I said, this bottle is being offered at a whopping $2.99, and from what I hear, it is a hustle buy [when the TJ’s warehouse runs out, you will never see it again].
I would recommend this wine so long as it lasts on the shelves. The wine has disappeared from the West Side, so get hunting!
Next week, I may or may not be posting…but check up on me anyway =]
Til then, have some wine and relax, the weekend is here.