12 Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Pinot ($9.99) ☺☺☺☺

Trader Joe's manages to pick some great wines and sell then on to the public at very reasonable prices. The latest to come out is the Reserve Pinot Range, in this case the 2012 RRV Pinot Grand Reserve. At $9.99 it represents tremendous value. The initial nose is of ripe cherry jam with hints of vanilla and aniseed. The tannis are mellow and it is a great summer quaffing Pinot. I have no hesitation giving this 4 smiley faces because of its tremendous value.

© John Holmes 2014