Have I ever mentioned how much I love Trader Joe’s? I don’t think there’s a bad wine in there; enter Exhibit A: La Granja 2008 tempranillo.
This $3.99 find is a nice weeknight red — perhaps not the best player on the team, but a solid alternate, dependable and always there.
It’s a little tart, but balanced nicely with tobacco and coffee. I have been loving tempranillos lately for this feature — fruit and smoke in one nice gulp.
If this were a $7.99 bottle, it might not make the cut, but at $3.99, it’s a good find to pair with a casual weeknight dinner of leftovers. And hey, that’s what this busy mom is looking for!