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11 Best Trader Joe’s Wines

Attention Trader Joe’s Shoppers! I recently ran across this article in “Eat This, Not That:” 11 Best Trader Joe’s Wines, According to Sommeliers. “Eat This, Not That” is a website run by journalists and nutritionists to give its readers important information about foods, diets, and more. I think it is a reliable website. This article is an excellent resource for Trader Joe’s wine shoppers. It is a good way to discover different wines and get out of the rut of choosing the same wines each shopping trip. Article in Eat This, Not That

I am adding four wines to the Sommeliers’ list of 11 Best Trader Joe’s Wines . These four are among my TJ’s “Go-To” wines. Trader Joe’s is a fun place to shop. I like their cheese selections, nuts, and chicken choices; but lately, I am locked into their Atlantic Salmon. My Wines:

2021 Husch Chardonnay

Husch Vineyards is a tiny winery in the Anderson Valley. It is the first bonded winery in the region. It’s family-owned and operated, adding to the delight of drinking the wine. We have visited Husch several times. If you are ever up for a trip to the Anderson Valley, don’t miss the Husch tasting room. The price at Trader Joe’s is $9.99.

Husch Chardonnay at Trader Joe's
Husch Chardonnay at Trader Joe’s

The Husch Estate Chardonnay comes from two vineyards, one in the Anderson Valley and the other in the Hopland area of Mendocino County. The result is a lovely, lighter-style Chardonnay. There is excellent balance in this Chardonnay, with just a hint of oak. It is refreshing, and will delight with lighter foods like grilled boneless chicken thighs. Previous review

2022 Pine Ridge Viognier/Chenin Blanc

The critics love this wine. It is a rare blend of the two varieties, 80% Chenin Blanc and the rest Viognier. The Chenin Blanc comes from the Clarksburg AVA, and the Viognier from Lodi. Its slight sweetness makes it a good food choice for spicy foods. Previous review

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc – Viognier

2021 Bonterra Chardonnay

I recently reviewed the 2019 Bonterra Chardonnay. Some Costco stores have it for $7, but the $10 price at TJ’s is excellent when you consider the convenience of one-stop shopping. My 2018 review

J Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon

We always like the J Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon in the red wine department. It is well made and tastes like a Cab, unlike many other inexpensive Cabs. Recent review

Lovely and inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignon
Lovely and inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignon

So there you go, Trader Joe’s wine shoppers. You have 11 Best Trader Joe’s Wines by the Sommeliers and our four additional choices. You be the judge! What TJ wines do you like and not like?

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