TJ’s Grand Reserve Chardonnay Carneros Napa Valley
November 27th, 2017—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Our 51st Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve wine is a Chardonnay from Carneros. This familiar appellation straddles Sonoma and Napa Counties just above San Pablo Bay where it’s cooler and more temperate than the northern reaches of Napa. Here, Chardonnay grapes are comfortable, cultivated to yield a lush, full-bodied white.
Agricultural highlights of Carneros find their way into the nose of this wine—bright stone fruit, shaved almonds, and honeysuckle aromas complementing a buttery mouthfeel that is oaky and lengthy in finish. While these traits may make it a poor companion for “noisy,” pungent foods—it’s a wonderful wine for “quieter,” milder flavors, such as those associated with turkey and its trimmings.
Grand Reserves, like this one, are paragons of wine value at Trader Joe’s. This 2016 Napa Valley Chardonnay is $12.99* for the 750 ml bottle—nearly half of what you might expect to pay elsewhere.
*Grand Reserve Carneros Chardonnay is currently available in Trader Joe's stores where wine is sold. It is $12.99 plus tax. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff.
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