Awwwyeah, look at that Trader Joe’s wine aisle, with its enticing promises of $3 to $10 wines beckoning you like a degenerate wine addict. But how can you be certain you’re going to pick your next favorite wine and not something you can use to peel off wallpaper? Well, that’s why you listen to the podcast, bitches. We took a trip to TJ’s, picked out four wines under $20 that we hoped would be winners, and tested them out just for you. But are they the bomb, or will we strike out entirely and be forced to drink the dump bucket?
Pairs With A Trip To Trader Joe’s
- by John Taylor
And that’s what’s really at the heart of this decision: I can’t shake this story or these characters. It’s what I always come back to. So, I think this is The Universe trying to tell me something: finish this story before you move on to something else. And so I will.
The 2016 Altocedro Gran Riserva Malbec es muy loco, but in all the good ways. To start, Altocedro harvests from 70-year-old vines from a 107-year-old vineyard. Not unusual, especially for Mendoza malbec. BUT, then they take the harvested Malbec in whole clusters and barrel co-ferment with 4% Semillon in French oak.