This week we have a winner. A nice little wine that has a good price ($7.99) and a solid flavor profile, I picked it up even though I’d never heard of Refosco before. I thought this one was sort of plummy, even pruney, and was smooth without being flat. Generally when I’ve tasted what I would call “smooth” wines, they also tend to be a bit thin and unsubstantial. This one was not. I also found it a bit dry at the finish. My co-sampler (and husband) said that he tasted chocolate (I could taste that as well, although not as prevalently as the plum) and thought it was spicy and peppery.
All in all, for the price, this is a decent bottle of wine. Which doesn’t surprise me much – it’s from Paso Robles, an area we usually like for wines. Buy now, as the “Petit Reserve” title means that your local TJ’s has this one for a limited time only.
Until next week!
Box Wine Rating Recap:
Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Refosco