Thursday, January 28, 2010

Trader Joe wine #5 Dr. Jebediah Drinkwell

This was a great wine!  We had the 2007 Meritage* from Paso Robles, California which is a combination of these 5 different grapes:
  • 60% Cabernet Franc
  • 27% Merlot
  • 11% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1% Malbec
  • 1% Petit Verdot
The combination of all 5 grapes gives this wine a unique taste that we all really enjoyed.  I think I'll have to ask Firefly to pick up a few extra bottles of this next time she goes to the store.  We might have just found the first wine for our wine collection.

Bonus points...there is a drinking song on the back of the bottle:

*Meritage is a word used to distinguish wines that are made in the style of Bordeaux but without infringing on that region's legally protected appellation


jason said...

Though this one was a bit on the pricy side I did enjoy it but not enough so for it to crack my Trader Joe's Top 10 Wine List. That said I hope they bring the Franc Merlot back sometime soon, still wondering if there is a conspiracy theory there somewhere...

Tony R. said...

Wow, the Franc Merlot sounds great! We will have to keep an eye out for it.
Thanks for the tip

Tony R. said...

I read that this wine might be even better in a few years so we bought a few more bottles and going to let them age a bit more.

Do you think this one might be better with age?

jason said...

It may become slightly more integrated but I wouldn't expect any major changes. That said, it will drink as well as it is now for another 3 years or so IMHO