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Great Wine Bargains at Trader Joe’s

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RCTJWF 2008 Zinfandel Paso Robles

R.C.T.J.W.F 2008 Zinfandel Paso Robles

Trader Joe’s Wines Rocks

I had just returned from a four-day trip to the San Antonio Wine & Food Festival where I sampled nearly 100 great and not-so-great wines.  When I got home, Stephanie had a new bottle of wine from Trader Joe’s for us to try. I reached for the bottle.  The label read RCTJWF Zinfandel Paso Robles California and I was more than curious.

I’m never one to turn down wine, and am hard pressed to find a bad Paso wine, so out comes the corkscrew.  I poured and swirled then sniffed.  Uh oh. Not much of an aroma for a Zin was my initial reaction. But that first sip. Wow! Outrageously fruit forward, with it’s jammy goodness just bursting in my mouth.

I turned the bottle around and read in fine print “Really Cool Trader Joe’s Wine Find”.  Never have truer words been written. Steph informs me that this find was only $5.00 and I immediately begin thinking how I’m going to plan my day tomorrow so I can swing by TJ’s and pick up a case. Who doesn’t love uncovering wine bargains?

We drink the remainder with grilled pork chops, baked beans and grilled corn on the cob with lime butter and chili seasoning.   The spiciness from the barbecue sauce paired nicely with the fruitiness of the Zin.  Need-less-to-say the night was a success.

I think Trader Joe’s and Paso Robles are quite a combo.

Go by and pick up a bottle or half case and write a comment, letting me know if you agree or disagree.

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