Avalon CAB California Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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The Avalon CAB California Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah, 7% Zinfandel and 4% Merlot sourced from vineyards located in Napa Valley (the largest % of the grapes come from Napa), Lodi, Paso Robles and Monterey County in Northern California. This Cab was aged for 8 months in French and American oak barrels and the list price is $12.99, though a quick … [Read more...]

Caymus 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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The 2012 Caymus 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon celebrates Caymus Vineyards 40th year of wine-making in Napa Valley, California. Caymus Vineyards is still and family owned and operated vineyard/winery and in 1972, their first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon sold for $4.50 a bottle. In 1987, Wine Spectator proclaimed Caymus, "The best damn Cabernet Sauvignon in California," … [Read more...]

VINTJS Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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The 2012 VINTJS Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive, produced for them by St. Supery Vineyards and Winery, a very well respected Napa Valley wine producer. Now, that does not mean that the VINTJS is a relabeled bottle of St. Supery’s $20 Estate grown Sauvignon Blanc, neither Trader Joe’s or St. Supery are telling the exact story behind this Sauv Blanc. … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay 2011

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The 2011 Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay is a $5.99 TJ’s exclusive. The Petit Reserve label indicates that Trader Joe’s was offered a one time deal on a relatively small supply of wine, when these wines sell out, they are gone for good. This Chardonnay was “vinted and bottled by” Healdsburg Wine Cellars, vinted and bottled usually means that the winery shown … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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The 2011 Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a Trader Joe’s $7.99 exclusive sourced from grapes grown somewhere in Napa Valley, California. Trader Joe’s says one of their long time wine partners needed to sell some of their Cabernet Sauvignon, the price was right, so here it is. Back in 2008, when the economy went south, Trader Joe’s was able to make … [Read more...]