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Trader Joe's "Captain's Reserve" 2002 Syrah

$9.99, bought from Trader Joe's. 10 (1-10)

So this is "Ten Buck Chuck!" What a sweet deal!

The grapes are organic, came from Mendocino County and boy were they potent. Like little purple juicy balls of heaven, they came through with this one. It surprises me slightly that Joe put his name on it instead of calling it something silly like 'Trader Purple Feet.'

This is a bold wine and being a 2002, has been given 5 years to mellow. 13.9% alcohol. It is a big, rich Syrah that is fairly jammy; which I like to find in the varietal. The label states that there were only 4032 bottles produced and I'm going to pick up more next time I'm there, for sure.

Get some for yourself because you know how TJ's has the ability to drive the cheap wino's through their doors...they may not last very long.



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