Wine Moment featuring Grifone Primitivo Zinfindel 2010
Hello Trader Joes’ Fans;
It is time for another Wine Moment with Delaina.
Trader Joes’ is offering Grifone Primitivo Zinfindel 2010 for only 3.99 (at my local). This is a rock’in good Zinfindel priced just right for those of us that want to enjoy our wine and not break the bank. The wine is Italian and as is typical, in my opinion, of Zinfindels is rich full of complexity. The wonderful complexity of this wine I credit to the soft vanilla and sharp raspberry tones; the juxtaposition of the two flavors are perfect.
As for paring, I had this wine with a tuna and squash and it paired wonderfully. This wine also passes my “it goes down just fine on its own” test, and I dare say with flying colors.
The Grifone would also make a great gift wine because it is soft enough for the novice drinker and complex enough for the sophisticate.
I hope you get a chance to enjoy Grifone in all is complex-simplicity.
I have another Wine Moment with Delaina for you. They were sampling the Seccola Frizzante at our local Trader Joe’s store in Kansas City today. It was very nice so I bought a bottle so I could share it with you.
This Semi-sparking German/Italian wine is very Prosecco’esk. This German made blend of two Italian grapes has a dry Granny Smith flavor that is very refreshing.
This wine pairs nicely with Trader Joe’s Coconut Shrimp as well as Trader Joe’s Indian dishes. (Can you tell what we had for dinner tonight?)
I know many of you are looking for the Vola Trebbiano Pinot Grigio. This is not it and it has been too long since I have had the Vola Trebbiano to really compare them. Yet, from my memory I would say that the Seccola would make a good and bubbly void filler.
Also for those of you watching the alcohol levels on your wines, the Seccola is only 10% so you can enjoy your wine again without it being too sweet or having a “funny” flavor
I hope you enjoy this wine as much as I do.
P.S. We brought home the Frequent Flyer and Viola! The Seccola Frizzante is mentioned on page 5! Who knew we were soooo trendy…
P.P.S. Do you like my super cool new stemless wine glasses? I just LOVE them! They are fancy and yet not too delicate ~ they recommend a hand wash but they feel solid and not too thin that I would be worried about using them EVERY NIGHT
It has been awhile so I thought I better give you another wine review. We were in our local Trader Joe’s buying splurges for the Super Bowl; and being a sucker for Zinfandels and things placed on end caps I could not resist tying this “new-to-me” Zin.
The Zinfandel is out of Sonoma County bottled by The County Fair Wines, titled The One Man Band 2010 and it is zin-fully delicious. Best part it was priced at $8.99.
The most dominate flavor to me was the blackberry but the vanilla rounds out the finish very nicely. There is also a peppery hint that adds a little punch to this highly berry flavored wine. Like many Zins it is a bit on the dry side but all of the berry flavors balance the wine nicely.
It paired nicely with roasted chicken, asparagus, and sweet potatoes. (All purchased from Trader Joe’s of course.)
This wine would pair nicely with many entrees and hardly salads or hors d’oeuvres such as smoked gouda cheese. Yes…it is true I think smoked gouda goes with everything, just as I think Zinfandels go with everything.