A little background: my husband’s family has been visiting the Paso Robles wine region for many years. They love jammy zinfandels from Rabbit Ridge winery. We have discovered their under-the-radar red blend sold seasonally at Trader Joe’s called “La Grande Cote 2014” The only reason we knew it was Rabbit Ridge was because of the *hidden* logo on the cork. It’s got a slightly strong alcohol kick but not overly sweet. AND ONLY $3!?! When it’s usually priced at $13-15, what is there to lose really. You’re welcome & cheers!
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- Limited release (maybe due to oversupply at Rabbit Ridge?) so snap it up if you see it!
- Become friendly with the Trader Joe's employees working the wine section. They may tell you when it will be in stock!
- Bottle does not mention Rabbit Ridge anywhere, but the logo is behind the foil on the cork.
A Helpful Review, from Vivino community reviewer:
Ok. 3.8 rating on a $3 wine? I was skeptical when I pulled the cork. That skepticism quickly faded as I poured and sniffed the wine. Brick red color. Aromas of plum, cherry, and black pepper. On the palate, surprisingly smooth with plum, black cherry, raspberry, chocolate, and white pepper. Acidity is bright and lively, and actually a little high, but overall a very good wine at a mind-blowing value. Extra half star for case-worthy QPR.Find it here: Trader Joe's ($2.99)