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.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Day 298 - Charles Shaw Sauvignon Blanc
Wow – I have gone through 10 whole months of reviews, almost
300 days, and only reviewed ONE Charles Shaw wine??! That seems impossible, since TJ’s is pretty
famous for their “two buck Chuck”. But,
like I mentioned when I reviewed the Charles Shaw Pinot Grigio way back on day
43 (see review here ), we really do not buy Charles Shaw wine very often since there
are soooo many other great wine choices at Trader Joe’s.
Hey look!!!! A bunch of Charles Shaw wine!
But recently David threw this bottle of Chuck Shaw Sauvignon
Blanc in our cart. Heck, at only $3.29 a
bottle you can’t really complain even if it tastes horrible, right?
But guess what? It
was really good!! Like, surprisingly good. Like, “WHY haven’t we been buying this wine
all summer?” good.
Simple label. Cheap price. Tasty wine.
This is a 2013 California wine (it sounds funny to me to
look at the vintage as if this were some hoity toity $75 bottle at a restaurant…). It was extremely fruity. If I had to call the fruits out I would guess
grapefruit and peach. It was very
good! We drank it cold and paired it
with a crispy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie J.
David said he felt it was “Remarkably well balanced. It doesn’t have as much high notes, zingy acidity
fruit sparkely-ness as some Sauvignon Blanc might, but I think they got the
BALANCE just right. The only complaint I
might have it that there might be a hint of mustiness or earthiness in the
aftertaste. Let me try again…”
Editor’s note: I feel
this was a ploy by David to let him drink more of the wine…
He continues, “It is CERTAINLY acceptable and even
delightful. It is a great all-around
simple, white, slightly fruity wine. I like
Sauvignon Blanc and this is a good example of it.”
Could it BE any cheaper?? Not much.
This would be a nice spring/summer wine. Sit out on the porch or deck and eat dinner… Sit around a fire pit and talk… David says you could even turn your heat up
during the winter and drink it inside while pretending it was summer…
This is a good wine!
And crazy cheap. Heck, if you
decanted it into a fancy bottle and served it at a dinner party I bet your
guests would never know it only cost you $3.29.