While shopping, Kara suggested that we pick up some wine for Sunday dinner.
I was all, “Sounds good to me.”
I found this one at Trader Joe’s for five bucks…
I’ve always been a fan of these Trader Joe’s wines. They almost always bring some good juice at a good value. What made the sale for me was that this wine is certified organic.
Now let’s see what it has to offer…
Color: Dark ruby red.
Nose: This nose is quite complex. Blackberry and plum fruits. Green pepper. There’s a nice minerality, and even a hint of some Sprite soda.
Taste: For five bucks, I was surprised by the density and richness of the palate. Cranberry and blackberry fruits give way to a long acidity, and… yes… black olive.
Score: Another quality wine at a good price from Trader Joe’s. Pick it up. 87+
While I was putting together my tasting notes, Kara made a nice, light, Sunday meal…
The Merlot and Tomato Crostini paired together quite nicely. The tomatoes brought out a sense of fresh berries in the wine.
Not a bad wine.
Not a bad meal.
Not a bad way to spend a Sunday night.