- Go to Trader Joe’s on a random Friday.
- Find the wine gal (or guy).
- See what they have opened.
- Try it all.
- Pick the best one and buy a bottle.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
That’s sorta how it worked for us on a recent Friday. Maybe it was a little bit about the fact that it was FRIDAY, not another weekday, and the fact that it was lunchtime. After all, we couldn’t really drink, just sip. And we were in a little bit of a rush, so there had to be a wow factor.
This guy wowed us. To the review!
Monte Ducay Reserva 2008 Red Wine Review
Carignane (Carinena in Spanish, with apologies for failed accent marks) is dominant. My mission continues to be finding those grapes that not everybody is talking about – and start talking about them. So this one is worth talking about – mellow, but fruit-forward, too. Drinks more expensively than you’d think.
100% Carinena. 13% ABV. Bold yet mellow. Drink everyday. Really really solid.
Around 8 bucks. Put a 1 in front of that number – drank like 18 bucks. Serious value.
Metasip Grade: B+
Yes, we give this a B+. Why wouldn’t we? It was the most memorable of the 4 bottles they had opened – and we would have eschewed a purchase if none of them were valuable. That, as they say, is how we roll.
BUT: how do YOU roll? Or, more accurately, what the heck do YOU think of this wine? Have you had it?
Let us know in the comments. Drink up!