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.