Croix Zinfandel 2016
CROIX Zinfandel “Wood Estate” 2016
June 7, 2018
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June 7, 2018

Easy Access Wine  by Dan Dawson's Wine Advisor  

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Date Posted: June 7, 2018
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Survey feedback from Chuck S (thanks, Chuck): “I would appreciate a few ratings on wines that might be considered to be somewhat mass market wines. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to go to a Safeway and find a really good wine that Dan has recommended.”

Great idea! And in response, here’s my inaugural easy-access selection:

MAISON BARBOUOLOT Marsanne-Viognier 2017
$4.99 at Trader Joe’s, Napa CA.
Posted June 7, 2018

I bought a bottle of this Southern French aromatic white last week. My wife, neighbors and I all loved it. It has the honeysuckle/jasmine aroma, pear/apple/tropicall fruit and ginger-spice flavor, palate weight, clean flavors. I went back and bought a case at my wife’s request. It’s perfect for mid-week al fresco or evening news drinking.

I checked with the Napa TJs yesterday and was told it’s currently in good supply. If you shop at another TJs, you should be able to request any amount (a bottle, a case) and they will get it for you.

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Where to Buy:
Trader Joe’s Napa (and other TJ’s)