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.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Day 253 - The Pass Sauvignon Blanc (2014)
This is a New Zealand wine. The signage told us it was, “Bright and crisp with grassy
and tropical fruit notes”. Even before
reading that I identified my first note as GRAPEFRUIT. I really liked it. It is not an overwhelming grapefruit, but just
enough to make your mouth water and make you drink more wine. Good on ya, winery, you have a product that
will keep people chugging your wine! J
It is a lovely wine and I think would pair well with
David agrees and says it is “Great. Fruity.
Very crisp. Very, ummm, puckery. Acidic in a good way – not at all pejorative.”
Here are some adjectives we came up with to describe this
Then we realized “bold” probably wasn’t right but we were
just trying to think of more adjectives…
See - they came up with some of the same adjectives we did! :)
I am going to include a photo of a sign in a Trader Joe’s
I saw recently that I really like! It was
in the Cincinnati Ohio store. That is
NOT where we bought this wine (however we did buy two bottles of another kind
of wine as thank you gifts for people in Cincy!). Anyway, I am a sign language interpreter so
really thought it was cool that they had a sign where the letters W I N E were
spelled out in old time looking ASL! Check it out! Cool, eh?
Great signage in Cincinnati, OH
The TJ’s in Columbus, OH was sampling this wine when we
went through on David’s birthday, so of course we grabbed a teeny tiny sample. We already KNEW we liked it since we had
drunk a bottle a week earlier, but a little sample never hurts!