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Kosher Trader Joe Wines

by David Raccah » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:41 pm

As I have posted on my blog, http://kosherwinemusings.com/2010/10/17/trade-joe-kosher-wines/, there are currently four kosher wines available.

2009 Terrenal Tempranillo - Non Mevushal B+
2009 Terrenal cabernet Sauvignon - Non Mevushal
N.V. Sara Bee Moscato - Mevushal
N.V. Banero Prosecco - Mevushal

Daniel has scored two of these wines - that I know of:

Terrenal, Tempranillo, Yecla, Spain, 2009 - not yet scored.

My notes:

2009 Terrenal Tempranillo - Score: B+ (Not Mevushal)
The nose on this dark garnet colored wine is ripe with dark cherry, raspberry, plum, black fruit, bell pepper/herb, and dirt. The mouth on this medium to full bodied wine is slightly concentrated but not complex with fruit that carries over from the nose, plum, dark cherry, and raspberry. As the wine opens, the not yet integrated tannins turn a bit full in the mouth. The mid palate is acidic and balanced with not yet fully integrated tannin and dirt. The finish is long with dirt, vanilla, plum, raspberry, and a flourish of green tea. This is not a wine that will become any more complex or concentrated with time, but one that does open a bit in the glass. I recommend drinking the wine after opening and watch it change slightly as the evening progresses. Price has no bearings in my scoring and that holds true here as well. However, it is not inappropriate to state, that is a perfectly fine wine for the price, and another fine example of Shimshon's work.


Rogov's Notes:

Terrenal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yecla, Spain, 2009: Garnet toward royal purple, medium-bodied, with gently gripping tannins. Showing an appealing array of currants, blackberries, and black cherries and, from mid-palate on hints of mocha and licorice. Drink now-2012. Score 86 K

Sara Bee, Moscato, Puglia, Italy, n.v.: A rich and lively aperitif or dessert wine. Light golden straw in color, generously frizzante, showing pear, apple and dried apricot fruits on a lightly honeyed and spicy background. Medium-bodied, with generous sweetness in fine balance with lively acidity. Not for cellaring but for fine enjoyment in the next year or so. Serve well chilled and do not be the least bit embarrassed to do as the Italians do by adding an ice cube or two to your glass. A fine Moscato. Score 88. K
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Re: Kosher Trader Joe Wines

by Daniel Rogov » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:56 pm

Good news indeed that these wines are appearing at Trader Joe's for this may be a sign that people are no longer biased against a wine merely because it is kosher. And in agreement with David.....very good value for money.

And following is my own note for the Terrenal Tempranillo...

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Terrenal, Tempranillo, Yecla Valley, Spain, 2009:Dark garnet, medium-bodied, with soft tannins. On the nose and palate cherry and berry fruits, those supported nicely by hints of dark cocoa powder. Not a complex wine but easy to drink. Drink now. Score 85. K
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Re: Kosher Trader Joe Wines

by Menachem S » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:13 am

Anyone know what these cost?
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Re: Kosher Trader Joe Wines

by Daniel Rogov » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:22 am

Menachem, Hi...

I do not have precise prices but it is my understanding that these wines cost between US$5.00-$8.50 and indeed at those prices as is the policy with all of the Welner wines, excellent value for money.

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Re: Kosher Trader Joe Wines

by Menachem S » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:42 am

thanks
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Re: Kosher Trader Joe Wines

by David Raccah » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:46 am

All Terrenal wines cost 3.99
Sara Bee costs 5.99
Prosecco is 6.99 or 7.99

of course Trader Joes still sells the lower level Herzog wines for different prices
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Re: Kosher Trader Joe Wines

by Daniel Rogov » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:21 pm

Just received from one of my faithful correspondents - the prices at Trader Joe's:

Terrenal Spanish Cab and Tempranillo 2009: $3.99
Terrenal Spanish Macabeo/Chardonnay 2009. $3.99
Terrenal Chilean Chardonnay 2010 $4.99
Sara Bee Moscato $5.99
Banero Proseco $6.99

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Re: Kosher Trader Joe Wines

by David Raccah » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:22 pm

Cool!

I have not yet seen these:

Terrenal Spanish Macabeo/Chardonnay 2009. $3.99
Terrenal Chilean Chardonnay 2010 $4.99

Will check next time I swing by,
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