Sunday, July 25, 2010

Spiral Wines Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2009

Wine: Spiral Wines Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2009
Price: $4.99
Store: Trader Joe's

"As humanity's oldest symbol the spiral represents eternal change, reminding us that life is not a straight line. It symbolizes new beginnings, renewal and hope for the future. Our wines are the celebration of our quest for growth and quest for life." ~back  of the bottle

I picked up this wine today on a whim, and I must say it was a pleasant surprise. It is a very light wine, which is particularly good for the summer. There are hints of fruit, but it's very subtle and not at all over powering. The after taste is much fuller and a bit oakier than the initial taste of the wine and leaves a pleasant taste in the mouth. Overall, very enjoyable.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Sunday, July 11, 2010

La Ferme Julien 2009 Rose

Wine: La Ferme Julien 2009 Rose
Store: Trader Joe's
Price: :$4.99

"This dry rose wine is intensely fruity. It comes from the vines grown high on the slopes of Mont Ventoux, one of the best vineyards in the Rhone Valley, it has been meticulously selected and blended by the Perrin family who are known for producing some of the very best wines of the Rhone Valley. The delightful and distinctive character of La Ferme Julie Rose is the result of a judicious blend of Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah." ~Back of the bottle
This wine is an OK rose. It is fullbodied and robust, but seems to be lacking some flavor. There is a certain acidity to the after the taste, which is where the wine seems to be lacking in flavor. It certainly seems to be a very run of the mill rose.

Rating: 2 1/2 out of 5 stars

Saturday, July 3, 2010

2008 Chariot VII Gypsy California Red Wine

Wine: 2008 Chariot VII Gypsy California Red Wine
Price: $4.99
Store: Trader Joe's

Not bad...very full bodied, with an intense, almost fruity aroma. It's a tannin-y, but overall quite enjoyable for the  price.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars