We buy a few everyday wines from Trader Joes. One of them is the $7 Lodi Grenache. When we went in yesterday we found that TJs had added a $10 Paso Grenache. We brought them both home and tried them out. Here’s how we rated them.
|2010 Lodi Grenache||2010 Paso Grenache|
|Has a deeper redder color.||Color||A bit lighter in color.|
|More of an alcohol aroma with a touch of cinammon.||Aroma||Has a light hazelnut aroma.|
|Starts with just a bit of fruit.||Start||Starts sweet.|
|The dark berry flavors here finish quickly.||Middle||This one has a nice cherry middle to it.|
|The finish is somewhat light with blackberry and dirt elements. It does have some caramel flavor at the very end||Finish||This one also ends quickly.|
|What we noticed most in the comparison is how much lighter the fruit was and how quickly it finished||Overall||The nice cherry middle stood out in comparison despite the quick finish.|
|B||Mary’s Rating||Mary’s Rating||A-|
|B||Steve’s Rating||Steve’s Rating||A-|
So, since both are under $10 it looks like we’ll be switching over to the $10 Paso Grenache.