February 28, 2008

NV L'Authentique Red Table Wine - $4.99

Described by the Trader Joe's employee recently seen in the wine aisle as "the best French wine we've got," this sub-$5 wine was a great choice for my first review. Drinkable right out of the bottle, L'Authentique was thick and delicious, light Syrah-like in flavor and would work well with most typical red wine friendly foods.

I'll definitely be adding this to my short list of regular wine buys.

thumbs up - 4.5/5

8 comments:

  1. I love this wine for the price. Wine snobs look down their nose at it 'cause it it doesn't have a big nose to it. For the price you can't beat it! It's a big seller. Easy to drink, somewhat silky with a nice finish. It's 4 bucks now.

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  2. Edward, I totally agree. Sadly, I haven't been able to find this in my local TJ's (Hollywood District - Portland, OR) lately. Where are you buying it for $4? I know TJ's prices things differently throughout the country. It'll be fun to see who gets stuff cheap and who pays a premium.

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  3. This was a tasty easy drinker, as advertised. It doesn't knock your socks off, but I haven't found a $5 TJ's wine that does. Still searching.

    Had this with a white garlic and onion pizza. The wine was probably better on its own than with the food.

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    1. Just curious if you have tried the Cocobon? $5.99?

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    2. Jamie, I haven't tried the Cocobon. Is it one you'd recommend?

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  4. This is one of our all time favorites. It's hot here in the South but you can pop open this bottle and sip it neat any time of day, any time of year. Even July in Hotlanta! So very quaffable.

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  5. Got some last weekend and ran back and cleaned out TJ (2 bottles) after a taste!

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  6. I see these entries above were older, and wanted to add that I just got a couple of bottles as a test. Still $4.99 at the Chapel Hill NC TJ's, and it's Fall of 2017, when the California crops are questionable. A good option still on the shelves. I haven't enjoyed mine yet, but expect what the good reviews above say... nice for the price. Pizza table wine, for those of us making the pizzas at home, it's a great deal all around. Although Sur la table's BAKING STEEL isn't cheap, it's a great home pizza baker and re-heater...16 lbs of recycled steel makes it virtually indestructible, even on the grill.

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