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Inexpensive wines bottled under the Trader Joe's Market label and sold exclusively through Trader Joe's markets.

Reviewed Wines

2014 Trader Joe’s Lot #57 Estate Grand Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $14.99. Cellared and bottled by DNA Vineyards, Ukiah, CA. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Deep aromas of Bing cherry, spice and toasty oak. Quintessential Russian River Valley in character, with mid weight flavors of black cherry, cola and spice. This wine has noticeable power and intensity on the palate and finish with a compliment of oak in the background. An easy drinking wine with substance that won’t disappoint at this price point. Score: 88. Reviewed November 22, 2015 ARTICLE »

2013 Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Lot #23 Carneros Pinot Noir

14% alc., $13. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Pleasant aromas of black cherry, strawberry glaze and toasty oak. Light to mid weight flavors of juicy cherry with a hint of anise and cola. A bit shallow on the attack but finishes with a burst of cherry flavor backed by slightly astringent tannins. This wine delivers what you would expect for Pinot Noir at this price point. Score: 86. Reviewed January 23, 2015 ARTICLE »

2009 Trader Joe’s Petite Reserve Central Coast Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., $5.99. · Moderately deep reddishpurple color. Scents of underbrush, leaf, old sweatshirt. Light-bodied flavors of strawberries, raspberries, cranberries with minimal tannins. Akin to a rosé in intensity. Decent (-). Reviewed February 8, 2011 ARTICLE »