Trader Joe's wine is usually associated with Charles Shaw, but here's a little wine gem that may surprise you. Yes, it's from Trader Joe's, but it's produced and bottled through Pezzi King Vineyards in Healdsburg, California in the Russian River Valley region.
Trader Joe's Reserve Zinfandel from Russian River Valley in Sonoma County (2012) is perfect for steak or Italian food--such as spaghetti or lasagna. In fact, it's fabulous in the sauce! Juicy, spicy, and a little peppery with blackberry, cherry, and licorice flavors, this is a well-balanced, medium bodied wine with a nice, lingering finish.
At 14.2% alcohol, it's not one of your bigger zins, but for weekly or every day drinking, this is a flavorful and well-rounded wine.
Cheers, everyone! It's Friday!!
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