Today we have a lovely little bottle from the Trader Joe’s Reserve line. There have been a couple of bottles from their “reserves” that have made it into a Wine Wednesday post – mostly because they are really pretty good! Good value goes far around here.
This particular wine – called “GSM” which stands in for “Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre” – is from Paso Robles (our region of choice for California wine) and is a nice blend. Full bodied without being syrupy or “heavy” it had some nice ripe fruitiness to it (the label refers to dates and plum – I’d agree). All in all, a perfectly respectable wine for it’s $9.99 price tag. Give it to a red wine drinker as a gift and I think they’ll be pleased with both the thought, and the present!
This is going to be the last “regular”* Wine Wednesday post – we’ve been at this for about six months now, and honestly, we’re just running out of steam for wine tasting. I’ve been very happy with the experiment overall; it’s gotten me to try a lot of different wines, I now have an opinion about many of the wines in our wine section at work (which was the point of this project), and I feel a little more comfortable with wine language**. I’m sure we’ll still come across an occasional bottle that I’ll want to share, but for now, it’s been fun tasting these!
Box Wine Rating Recap:
Trader Joe’s Reserve GSM 2008