Staff Wine Review – GoodCheapBooze.com
Not Good Booze. Nasty.
Syrahs are some of the best wines to go with grilled meats and the Paso area grows great grapes and great wines are made there. This one is not one of them at all. At this price, it would be wonderful if it was. Or even if it was just an OK one. But no. Leave this on the shelf. It’s just nasty and disappointing.
Trader Joe’s Reserve Syrah #100
Price Paid – $9.99
Date Reviewed – 10/15/17
Where Purchased – Trader Joe’s SF Bay Area
Varietal or Type – Syrah
Vintage Year – 2013
Appellation – Paso Robles, Calfornia
Winery/Brand – Trader Joe’s/ Familia Nueva Vineyards
Bottle Size – 750 ML
Alcohol – 14.6%
Cork? – Composition
Pour it and taste – Dark color. Grapy, spicy aroma with some Sulphur. Light berry flavor, tannic finish.
Aerator – Fruit faded, more Sulphur, tannins moderate.
Decanter – A lot of Sulphur in the nose, no fruit. Nasty finish.
Overall – This wine has nothing going for it. Nothing.
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