I am no wine snob. Just wanted to make that perfectly clear from the get-go. I am, however, a Trader Joe’s shopping snob (stated smugly whilst shining my nails upon my lapel). Seriously, if shopping at Trader Joe’s were a competitive sport, I would absolutely be on Varsity. Maybe even Pro. So, it took me completely by surprise when I learned that I have been missing out on, perhaps, one of the BEST TJ’s deals: their estate produced wine, marketed under their own private label. I’ve walked past these bottles countless times, dismissing it as “generic wine”. What a ROOKIE! The Trader Joe’s 2009 Grand Reserve Cabernet is a total steal at $12.99 per bottle. Produced by a top-secret winery, this wine could easily sell in the mid $20 range should they market it under their own label.
Truth be told, I vacillated about whether or not to post about this. Mainly because I want to go back to Trader Joe’s and buy the remainder of their stock immediately (once it’s gone, it’s gone, folks). But then I remembered that I’m the one who’s totally late to the party on this. So here you go: don’t pass this one up, it’s well worth your thirteen bucks.
I will now ride the pine, with my tail between my legs, on the JV shopping squad. At least I can soothe my wounded ego with another glass of this fabulous cab.