Saturday, February 13, 2016

Trader Joe's Reserve Syrah Paso Robles 2013 Lot #100

In August 2014, I wrote about the 2012 version of this wine.  I was very impressed with the wine, citing the complex blueberry and blackberry flavors with a hint of licorice, finishing with a reasonable amount of oak. 

I still like this wine and the description is still the same.  This wine is 76% Syrah, 12% Petit Verdot and 12% Malbec.  The alcohol content has increased from 14.1% to 14.6% and this remains a very good value at $9.99.  However, I think the rating of 91 points I gave to the 2012 version is a little too generous for the 2013 version.

SC Wine Joe rating = 89 points