Friday, January 15, 2010

Barrel Fever | Trentare (33)

Well, it's been a while since I posted a wine review. I won't say it's due to lack of imbibing, its just more lack of time to write something down. I'm a big fan of perusing the Trader Joe's wine isle because it seems that there is no end to the number of bottles of wine that can be purchased for the same price as a venti caramel macchiato at Starbucks, priorities people.

 So – when I spotted this $5.99 number I had to try it. It’s a blend of 33.3% Cabernet, 33.3% Merlot and 33.3% Montepulciano, hence the name. After I drank it, really enjoyed it and then went back out and bought 6 more bottles (for $38 total may I add) I did a little research on it, of which there is not much written, although I found out that it was recently named a "Cheap Wine that Doesn’t Suck" by the San Francisco weekly blog. Very Nice.

I must say if you like red wine, if you like the flavor of dark fruit, a little smoke, a nice subtle tannic finish go out and spend $6 on this bottle. You will not be disappointed.

Rating – Put It In Your Face (ala Zane Lamprey)

1 comment:

jason said...

I'm a big fan of the Trentatre Rosso as well, so much so that I ranked it #1 in my recent Trader Joe's Top 10 Wine List. Great wine for the price!