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Trader Joes’s Coastal Syrah 2006

by Nannette Eaton on April 17, 2009

“By making this wine vine known to the public, I have rendered my country as great a service as if I had enabled it to pay back the national debt.” — Thomas Jefferson


After making nice with the taxman, you probably want a little relief.  Here it is. Four dollars.  Five dollars, if you live in regions where the taxman demands a little extra love.  The column can end here.  Really, enough said.  A bottle for Under a Lincoln.

The back-story on this baby is the Wine Harlots Atlantic Division called this intrepid reporter/lush on the Left Coast.  Atlantic found this delicious wine for Under a Hamilton, less than a ten-spot.  As we have previously discussed in prior columns, the Left Coast promptly ignored Atlantic.  Ok, I’ll acknowledge, the Left Coast is a slow learner.  But slow learners make good stories.

A week later Atlantic called and said she was wrong.  Clearly, a stop-the-presses-moment, Atlantic rarely confesses to error.  Left Coast stood up and paid attention, it had to be big.  And it was.  Five bucks for a syrah?  Skeptic that I am, I hustled right out and bought a bottle.  Either way, I win.  Either I get a yummy wine for a five-spot or I get to call-out my big sis.  Either way, I win.

We all win.  The Trader Joe’s Coastal Syrah is a subtle blackberry jam score.  It’s a simple, easy drinking wine.  Still good on the second day.  Did I mention it was four bucks?  I did have to phone up Atlantic to acknowledge her superior call on this play.  But it was worth it.  I ate crow, but I drank Joe.  Have I said it was four dollars?

13.8% alcohol.  Cork closure.  Made in the California Central Coast by Castoro Cellars.

The music play on this is “Nan You’re A Window Shopper” by Lily Allen from the album Alright, Still.