Thursday, July 12, 2007

New Wine

If you have a Trader Joe's near you I highly suggest you drive there and buy a bottle of their Black Mountain 2005 Malbec. Dave and I just finished a bottle of this fine, hearty red libation. We accompanied it with sirloin steak salad and stuffed baked potatoes. I think a loaf of crusty bread and strong brie would have been better - and no kids, a moonlit night, the waves crashing on the surf... but that's not gonna happen.
Anyway, we've enjoyed Black Mountain Pinot Noir for some time now and ventured out to the Malbec with our latest outing to TJ's. Mighty fine.


Courtney said...

ah trader joes...such an awesome place!

regressivepresby said...

you're not kidding that would've been better! ;-)
love ya hon,

Marti Smith said...

Alas, Denver is still Joe-less!

I think Deb may bring back some stuff from there for us, however; she's in the NW for two weeks.

Enjoyed the fellowship of your description, at any rate!

Valerie said...

Barbie & Dave, You'll be happy to know that Trader Joe's "Two-buck Chuck," Charles Shaw chardonnay was just voted the Best Chardonnay from California at the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition.

According to the Napa Valley Register, "The chardonnay received 98 points, a double gold, with accolades of Best of California and Best of Class. from Budget Vino

Suzanne said...

Valorie....does "chuck" export to Kansas? How big is the vinyard and where is it? Tks.

Valerie said...

Suzanne, just google Charles Shaw wine and you'll find a whole host of websites about the origins of the brand and the connection to Trader Joes. Do you have TJ's in Kansas? If not, just stock up next time you are out Barbie & Dave's way.