If you’re local Trader Joe’s sells wine, consider yourself very lucky. The brand's wine selection is vast, extremely affordable, and of course, delicious! Whether you’re planning on gifting some vino to a friend, bringing a bottle to family dinner this holiday, or just getting a bottle for yourself (no judgement!), be sure to check out these irresistible TJ wines this holiday season.
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Grand Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir
From the Los Carneros AVA wine region, this pinot noir has "plum and blackberry notes complemented by hints of baking spices," according to Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer. This dry red pairs wells with salmon, grilled chicken or pork.
L'Eclat Blanc de Blancs
Sparkling wine is a no-brainer for New Year's Eve celebrations. Named after "brilliance" in French, this bubbly, mildly-sweet white wine has "aromas of fresh butter and cake." The bottle is 1.5 liters where most sparkling wines are 750 mL. The more the merrier, right?
Platinum Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage
Both of these reds are from Yountville, a region in California's Napa Valley. The cabernet sauvignon, made in American and French barrels, "has layers of lively fruit and pleasant flavors of oak," TJ's Fearless Flyer states. The meritage is made from both cabernet and merlot grapes, and has bold, fruity elements. Choosing between the two may be difficult!
Tribunal Red Wine
Tribunal Red is a blend featuring grapes from both Sonoma and Lake counties. "It’s dark ruby-red in your glass, and bold and full in your mouth," the Fearless Flyer says. The red blend has raspberry, plum and woody notes.
Trader Joe's Tribunal Red ($9.99)