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16 February, 2011

Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Rose 2009

Comments : 2 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Rose Wine on by : The Gourmez

Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Rose 2009
Napa Valley, CA


It’s a gorgeous soft gold and pink rose color. Smells pleasingly of artificial raspberry flavoring—-this is not a bad smell; think of Chapstick or Fun Dips.

The wine’s taste, however, has almost no character whatsoever. It’s very thin-bodied. Raspberry and strawberry notes flee so fast you’ll forget them by the time the aftertaste tingles your tongue with its minerality. There’s a bit of a film, too. Stratch that—the more you drink, the filmier it gets.

This rose doesn’t provide anything of interest. Drink it because it’s there, not because it’s fun to.

Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:

Couldn’t find any! And I was so hoping for confirmation of my lackluster opinion.

Reviewed 1.31.11.

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2 thoughts on : Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Rose 2009

  • Jacky
    July 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

    What grapes are in TJ Petit Reserve Rose????

    • July 29, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      I have no idea! Trader Joe’s is famous for not giving much information on their labels, and it doesn’t look like anyone’s figured out what these grapes are yet.

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