Trader Joe's Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Reserve 2006

Member Review by Philip James:

Hot, but rich jammy nose. Extremely tasty, incredibly fruity, powerful wine. A touch of licorice and earth. Overall a fantastic wine for the money - i paid $10 and its as good as any $18 wine, and as good as many $24 wines.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Trader Joe's:
  Trader Joe is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores that began in Pasadena, California and are now peppered across the United States. The first store, then called Pronto Markets, opened in 1958. In 1967 as the business expanded, founder Joe Coulombe changed the name to Trader Joe’s and began the trademark Hawaiian themed decor, complete with staff all wearing Hawai... Read more
  Trader Joe is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores that began in Pasadena, California and are now peppered across the United States. The first store, then called Pronto Markets, opened in 1958. In 1967 as the business expanded, founder Joe Coulombe changed the name to Trader Joe’s and began the trademark Hawaiian themed decor, complete with staff all wearing Hawaiian shirts. The stores specialize in private label food and grocery items, many of them certified organic and sustainable. Foods are labeled in whimsical accordance to the ethnicity of the products, i.e. “Trader Giotto’s” for Italian, “Trader José’s” for Mexican, “Trader Ming’s” for Chinese, etc. This direct supply method allows them to pass savings onto customers by keeping costs low. If an item doesn’t sell well, it is (often to the consternation of some customers) discontinued. A maritime bell is used as a means of communication (one bell = assistance at the register, two bells = a general call for assistance, three bells = call for any manager to assist a customer) between staffers, who are trained in providing top-notch customer service and engaging in conversation in the check-out line.    Many of the stores feature their own wine shops, which are a mix of private label and standard brands specializing in California and New World wines. One of the most successful wines to be sold at Trader Joe’s is Charles Shaw, the price of which starts at $1.99, famously known as “Two Buck Chuck.”  Read less

Member Reviews for Trader Joe's Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Reserve

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
02/19/2009

Hot, but rich jammy nose. Extremely tasty, incredibly fruity, powerful wine. A touch of licorice and earth. Overall a fantastic wine for the money - i paid $10 and its as good as any $18 wine, and as good as many $24 wines.


Snooth User: Stephanie516
240964309
4.00 5
10/27/2009

This is a wine that is definitely worth much more than the price and convenience. Its powerfully fruity and grapey. I was skeptical at first but I would definitely purchase it again.


Snooth User: SteepCreek
19578113
4.00 5
06/10/2009

Very enjoyable. A surprise for the cost.


4.00 5
10/13/2011

Very tasty, surprised for the price.


4.00 5
10/13/2011

Delish! Great wine for the price, worth double!

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Would recommend.

Snooth User: staymond
1540508
4.00 5
03/20/2009

Four glasses



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