Trader Joe’s Grower’s Reserve Petite Sirah

Let’s start with something positive. This $4.99 Petite Sirah has the dark purple hue one expects from this varietal. Unfortunately, it’s all downhill from there. In the nose, candy apple competes with petrol, acrylic paint, and…well…garbage. The taste is more or less the same, with the addition of some pretty sharp tannins. Avoid.

  • Kristine Allcroft

    I LIKE sharp tannins! So this wine was perfect for me. I looked for more at the store, and alas, it was all gone. Too bad! I thought it was lovely!