Trader Joe’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
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The nose is fruity in a generic sort of way, with a sweet vanilla oak that some people really love. On the palate, there is an odd lack of tannins, as though they’ve been filtered out. Two of us liked it, while acknowledging that there was little of the varietal coming through. But the third found it simply too contrived to wholeheartedly recommend—particularly for $10.