Posts Tagged ‘Grand Reserve’

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 158: Getting Horizontal with Merlot

February 28, 2015

In this episode, Jeff tastes two Trader Joe’s 2012 Merlots from two different AVA’s in the Napa Valley…

Wine Tasted:

Trader Joe's 2012 Oakville and Rutherford Grand Reserve Merlot

Trader Joe’s 2012 Oakville and Rutherford Grand Reserve Merlot

One Problem:

The natural cork in this wine was so dry that I could not pierce it with a cork screw.  This is never a good sign.  This would never happen with a screw top or synthetic cork.

The natural cork in this wine was so dry that I could not pierce it with a cork screw. This is never a good sign. This would never happen with a screw top or synthetic cork.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s your favorite Napa Valley Merlot?  Why do you still think natural cork is better than synthetic closures?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 118: Let’s take a Peak!

August 29, 2013

In this episode, Jeff opens up a value wine for #CabernetDay.

Wine Tasted:

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Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve 2011 Lot #18 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

After the Fact:

1. Jeff forgot to score this wine on camera.

2. To see what he scored it, check out the Rad Wine Reviews Page.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Have you tried this wine?  What’s your favorite value Cabernet Sauvignon?  Leave a comment, and let us know.


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