16 February, 2011
Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Rose 2009Comments : 2 Posted in : Other Rose Blends, Rose Wine, 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.
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Couldn’t find any! And I was so hoping for confirmation of my lackluster opinion.
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What grapes are in TJ Petit Reserve Rose????
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.