Trader Joe's: A grocery store. A culture. A DESTINATION. I don't work for TJ's, I am simply a customer who loves the store, the products, & the experience.
This blog was a year-long project. In 2015 I reviewed 1 TJ's product EVERY SINGLE DAY. I visited lots of TJ's stores around the country, and when the year ended I couldn't stop. I still post often (though not daily) & I welcome your comments on the products & reviews.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Day 108 - Rabbit Ridge Paso Robles Allure de Robles (wine)
So, the sign at Trader Joe’s (U Street Washington DC
location) had this to say:
Nice artwork on this sign - sweet rabbit!
Strawberry and Cherry with subtle Vanilla and Spice Notes
Hmmm – if I were to write the sign, it would say, “Heavy on
the RAISIN, light on the Strawberry”.
Raisin with a hint of strawberry...
And really, raisin? For
wine??I mean, it isn’t horrible, but it
isn’t really the first taste I would describe as being desirable in something I
want to drink with dinner (then again, fancy wine shops use descriptors like “cigar”
and “cedar” which I also find disgusting – who wants to drink a cigar??But I digress…).
I picked this because there is another wine from Trader Joe’s
that we like a lot and I thought this might be similar (only, now that I compare
the two labels, I was way off, this is not similar…). Ok, I also picked it because it has a cute
rabbit on the front. And of course
because we had never tried it and this year is about trying new stuff from
Trader Joe’s and reviewing it!
You must admit it is a nice label
It is not bad, and it is a good price.But with so many wines at Trader Joe’s at
super reasonable prices, “not bad” doesn’t cut it for repeat purchases.