Darkhorse Wines

Dark Horse Wines 

October 7th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.



Darkhorse Wines are the creation of one of the most recognizable names in American winemaking.  Named in honor of a famous Triple Crown winner, Darkhorse Wines represent a Triple Crown of great-tasting, smooth-drinking wines at an incredible price.

We have three Darkhorse WinesCabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Big Red Blend 01A.  The Cabernet hails from some of Northern California's best growing regions, and enjoyed primary fermentation on oak before aging in stainless steel tanks for up to nine months, resulting in a melifluous marriage of flavors and aromas -- coffee and blackberry aromas lead to a rich palate of mocha, dark fruit and vanilla.  Darkhorse Chardonnay is aged sur lie (on lees, or yeast) for 6-8 months after primary fermentation on oak.  Its bright aromas of red apple and peach layer with creamy, buttery, caramel-vanilla notes. 

Big Red Blend 01A really is the Darkhorse here.  It's a bold red World Blend.  What's that?  Simply, it's a blend of selected grapes from California, Australia, and Argentina, and represents some of the best of each country's offerings.  Malbec, Tempranillo, Syrah, and Merlot make this a full-bodied wine with captivating caramel and oak notes, followed up by jammy, dark fruit flavors.  Each of these Darkhorse Wines is just $7.99* at Trader Joe's, while they last.

* Darkhorse Wines are currently available in Trader Joe's stores where wine is sold.  Each varietal is $7.99 in all our stores it is sold. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff. (If we could, we would.)

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