February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
A good, solid, delightfully drinkable red wine from France for $4.99? No, friends, your eyes are not playing tricks on you—it's true, this wine-lover's French fantasy is a reality at Trader Joe's. It comes to us from Domaine Sainte-Croix, in the South of France, between the Languedoc and the Roussillon, about 20 minutes from the Mediterranean coast.
Sainte-Croix Syrah-Merlot La Bergerie is a dark red wine with a subtle purple tint. Its nose of pepper, blackcurrant, and gentle spices leads to similar flavors, with layers of peppery spices, caramel and cacao, and smooth, supple tannins. This is an excellent wine to enjoy with all kinds of food, from cheeses and hors d'oeuvres to roasted meats and hearty, red-sauced pasta dishes. And true to our headline, we're selling each 750ml bottle of Sainte-Croix Syrah-Merlot for $4.99*.
*St. Croix Syrah Merlot is currently available in Trader Joe's stores where wine is sold. It is $4.99 unless otherwise noted here: OH: $6.99. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff. (If we could, we would.)