Trader Joe’s Coastal Syrah 2011

Here is my second posting from the Trader Joe’s booty.  I’m thinking that the Trader Joe’s posts might become a series interwoven within my other wine experiences. What do you think?  Should I explore more of the offerings from one retailer?  Let me know your thoughts on that.

Anyway, this time I decided to try one of Trader Joe’s private label wines – the Coastal Syrah.

Winemaker: Castoro Cellars for Trader Joe’s
Wine: Trader Joe’s Coastal Syrah
Vintage: 2011
Appellation: Central Coast, California
Price: $4.99 at Trader Joe’s

Notes:  This wine is a very dark purple color.  I mean truly pur-PUHL.  On the nose I found lots of blackberry and hints of violets.  It is a medium-bodied wine with no tannins to speak of.  For me it presented copious amounts of darker berry flavors (blackberry and ripe strawberry).  It also had decent acidity with pepper and green herbaceous notes on the finish.  It is a fairly simple wine considering the amount of complexity that can be coaxed from this varietal.  But it is pleasant to drink!

Important:  I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.

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