Tres Pinos Tierra Roja San Luis Obispo County 2008

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This is a good Trader Joe's wine to have with any meal. It is not very expensive so it is good for the every day wine.

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Tierra Roja Vineyard:
One Christmas our neighbor, Al Denatale, came down to a little party that we were having. That was when we learned that his family had been one of the earliest owners of the property. His family bought it in 1923, the year that Al was born, and owned it until 1948/9. The house was built by the previous owner, although Al did not know the name. August and Martha Liebig bought the property a... Read more
One Christmas our neighbor, Al Denatale, came down to a little party that we were having. That was when we learned that his family had been one of the earliest owners of the property. His family bought it in 1923, the year that Al was born, and owned it until 1948/9. The house was built by the previous owner, although Al did not know the name. August and Martha Liebig bought the property around 1950 and ran a custom hay farming operation from here for many years. I have the pleasure to be friends with the Liebig family. While the elder Liebigs have both died, their children Mike and his wife Shirley have since moved to Lake County. I still see their kids Kent, Tim, Brian and their families regularly. They made many changes to the house, including finishing the inside, which had just been studs. Bill and Elaine Welker bought the property in December 1978. They are best remembered here for installing the original “cocktail bridge” where they would meet the neighbors, Bill and Rene Harter, at sunset. Then it was owned by Doug and Paige Wight. Doug is a long time vineyard manager here in the Napa Valley. They moved to town when their children became so active in school that carting them back and forth became a full time job. What a break for me! In November 1987 Michael and I bought the property. Doug had planted vines on the flat area and we could see the remnants of the Denatale vineyard on the hill. By 1989 we had terraced and planted the hill with Cabernet Sauvignon. Now I am the sole owner of the vineyard and home that you see. Not a lot has changed here in all that time except that you can share in the history through the wine. Read less

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Snooth User: ps
70694347
3.50 5
06/16/2012

This is a good Trader Joe's wine to have with any meal. It is not very expensive so it is good for the every day wine.


Snooth User: Winosaur
83399138
3.50 5
05/12/2009

Started out tasting a little plain with an even, fruity flavor. As it opened up a hint of oak came through and it was much more interesting. I think we bought this at Trader Joes for under $10 so I would say it was a good deal, but not necessarily remarkable.


Snooth User: VAWINESIPPER
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0.00 5
08/25/2010

I enjoyed this wine from Trader Joe's. Great for just a week-night wine. Pleasant taste for the price!


Snooth User: sfkapp
35454812
3.50 5
01/15/2010

Received as a hostess gift and was surprisingly pleased. Smell of a freshly opened jar of raspberry preserves. Texture was medium and it tasted like I had bit into a fresh raspberry, but not just the raspberry the actual seed! Good wine, I would buy for myself. Would be great w/ cheese and fruit.


Snooth User: mchines
25655810
3.50 5
09/15/2009

I got this wine after a recommendation from Trader Joe's - cheaper than what is listed on here. It's got a good, fruity, full taste. Nice wine for relaxing at home. Would buy again at this price.

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  • Snooth User: bobbyfischer
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    0.50 5
    03/02/2010

    I am a big fan of trader joes wines, and the wonderful deals that the company provides for us. However, this is by far the WORST wine I have purchased there. Lets be honest, it tastes like they poured pure refined sugar into the bottle. I'm sorry for such a negative post, but on one else should waste their money on this one.


    Snooth User: alfaman
    1059017
    4.00 5
    02/25/2011

    This wine is moderately complex and definitely a good deal for $4.99 at Trader Joe's. It's an excellent everyday wine but requires someone confident in their own ability to discern a good wine by using more than snob appeal and how much they paid for it. Many wine drinkers only "know it's good" because it was expensive. I'm not comparing this to a great wine, but it's very drinkable for the price.


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