Trader Joe's

Grand Reserve Lot # 51 Carneros Chardonnay

8.712 ratings
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Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Taylor Brown

Nice bang for the buck, but maybe a touch sweet and predictable.

Nice bang for the buck, but maybe a touch sweet and predictable.

Oct 15th, 2017
Bill Fischer

A total surprise. This wind has nice body and a deeper flavor. Also a nice straw color. I would definitely get this again.

A total surprise. This wind has nice body and a deeper flavor. Also a nice straw color. I would definitely get this again.

Oct 1st, 2017
Shalin Shah

Not too sweet, has an interesting kick of spice to it, fruity Apple sort of flavor is balanced by a more nutty, oaky taste

Not too sweet, has an interesting kick of spice to it, fruity Apple sort of flavor is balanced by a more nutty, oaky taste

May 21st, 2017
Frank Kuo

Nice color of gold with the color intensifying at the rim. Nose of nutty notes, like roasted almonds, citrus, a bit salty mineral, a bit hot spice, and buttery oriented. Taste of polished sweetness, like caramel, a bit spice, zesty, and a bit green apple. After of some bittersweet grapefruit(bit overpowering), a bit unpolished, and edgy like graphite/rustic metal note. Overall the nose surpasses the taste and a quality Chardonnay.

Nice color of gold with the color intensifying at the rim. Nose of nutty notes, like roasted almonds, citrus, a bit salty mineral, a bit hot spice, and buttery oriented. Taste of polished sweetness, like caramel, a bit spice, zesty, and a bit green apple. After of some bittersweet grapefruit(bit overpowering), a bit unpolished, and edgy like graphite/rustic metal note. Overall the nose surpasses the taste and a quality Chardonnay.

Nov 3rd, 2016
Thomas Brenner

White flowers, caramel, peach, oak, lemon, butterscotch, oysters.

White flowers, caramel, peach, oak, lemon, butterscotch, oysters.

Sep 28th, 2016
JJ Lumia

Good structure and balance. The apple and honeydew play nicely. Fuller-bodied than the Lot 129; There's more oak influence. Medium finish. Still fantastic. Good QPR.

Good structure and balance. The apple and honeydew play nicely. Fuller-bodied than the Lot 129; There's more oak influence. Medium finish. Still fantastic. Good QPR.

Jul 10th, 2016
Naijia Huang

Surprisingly buttery and oaky with nice nutty flavor for a young wine

Surprisingly buttery and oaky with nice nutty flavor for a young wine

Feb 6th, 2018
Adam Morse

Adam had this 3 months ago

Adam had this 3 months ago

Dec 3rd, 2017
AnitaAnita

AnitaAnita had this 10 months ago

AnitaAnita had this 10 months ago

Apr 29th, 2017
Matt Dill

Matt had this a year ago

Matt had this a year ago

Dec 21st, 2016