August 22, 2011 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Green Barn Wines are currently only available in our California stores where alcohol is sold.*
Made with Organically Grown Grapes • $6.99 a Bottle
Wines made with organically grown grapes have come a long way. We've been working with one of the pioneers of this burgeoning segment of the winemaking industry for years, and the wines he produces seem to get better as his efforts at sustainability and biodynamic farming grow even deeper roots (pun intended). We've recently partnered with this talented craftsman to create Green Barn Wines, exclusive to Trader Joe's.
Green Barn Wines are made with organically grown grapes from Mendocino County, north of Sonoma, along the rugged northern California coast. The Chardonnay, aged predominantly in stainless steel, features the bright pear-apple profile that's typical of Chardonnay from this region, and gets a bit of oak from the 7% that's been aged in oak barrels. Green Barn Red Wine is a blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenache and Petite Sirah. It's juicy in the mouth, with black cherry flavors and a bit of orange peel on the finish, with soft tannins.
You might expect to pay a significant premium for such premium wines. At Trader Joe's, though, you'll pay just $6.99 a bottle, a terrific value.
*Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff. (If we could, we would.)