TN: More Bottom Feeding at TJ's...(short/boring)

Sara brought this as a mystery wine last night:

  1. LazyBones CabFranc PasoRobles (13.9%) C&B by CentralCoastWineWarehouse/SantaMaria 2015: Very dark color; very strong plummy/PR jammy/ripe/licorice/blackcurranty Cab/light herbal/CabFranc light toasty/oak rather attractive nose; soft ripe/plummy/some PR jammy/blackcurranty/bit herbal CabFranc/chocolaty light toasty/oak w/ light soft/ripe tannins; long ripe/plummy/PR jammy/blackcurranty Cab/bit herbal CabFranc soft/rich/lush light toasty/oak finish w/ light ripe tannins; speaks strongly of PasoRobles and quietly of CabFranc; quite a nice/tasty red at a very good price. $7.00 (TJ)

A wee BloodyPulpit:

  1. Sara brought this as a mystery wine last night. Nobody was able to guess what it was. I thought PasoRobles but couldn’t get the variety. When she revealed it as a TJ’s $7 bargain wine, I was quite surprised. I’d not noticed it on my last foray of bottom-feeding at TJ’s…but then I seldom shop the Cab section. Then when I looked at the label, I understood why it was so good…CentralCoastWineWarehouse in SantaMaria. AKA CentralCoastWineServices…a custom crush facility. Owned by the Millers/BienNacidoVnyd. Winemaker is ClayBrock. They made several white Rhone blends that were mighty good…including the ComiqueRevolution. So…anytime you see a TJ’s cheepo and it says CentralCoastWineWarehouse…you should jump on it.

Good tip, Tom. It’s nice to have some bottles that can be opened at any time without guilt.

Yup, Corey. At TJ’s, you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince. But they are there…hiding on the shelf…sometimes.

We’re not frequent buyers (or shoppers) at Trader Joe’s but once in a while we’ll grab a couple bottles and grab more if we like them. We grabbed about a case of the Mayhall Tibbs PN when it was available. It was too big/ripe for me, but SWMBO liked it.

Recently, we grabbed the new Simpler Wines rosé in a can that they’re carrying for $4.99/4-pack. I’ll post when I try it.