Sunday, November 22, 2009

Day 193-Joseph Handler Sweet Red 2008 Rheinhessen for $4.99 at Trader Joe's

This red wine was a great deal at Trader Joes for those who like a touch of sweetness with their red wine. This wine is made with the Dornfelder grape used a lot in Germany and has a lot of flavors of plum and cherry. This wine is best served cold and is good on its own or paired with something with a spicier feel such as pizza or a spicy pasta sauce. Next to the moscatelle, this wine is the best wine for the price that we bought when we got a case of wine at Trader Joe's. This wine is very mellow with no tannic dry aftertaste. I would definitely think this wine would be crowd pleaser for the non-hard core red wine drinkers, and for the people who like an off-dry wine. I would definitely buy this again at this price, and maybe buy the case for backyard barbeque.

12 comments:

  1. A very good starter red for people whom are looking for a red with a slightly sweet Plum, Berry and hint of Brown Sugar taste. Very pleasing in the aftertaste. I serve it with pasta and sausage with my homemade spicy thick pasta sauce. Also good with steak chili.

    Serve: Slightly Chilled
    Drinking Experience,
    Taste: Sweet Plum, Berry's and Hint of Brown Sugar
    Finish: Silky, Sweet
    Nose: Sweet Plum, Raspberries, and a hint of Spice.

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  2. STEPHAINE OF BOSTONMay 29, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    TRADERS JOES ON MEMORIAL DRIVE, CAMBRIDGE SOLD THIS WINE. I WENT TO PURCASE SAID IT WAS OUT IN WAREHOUSE AND WAS UNAVAILABE . DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE AVAILABLE? STORE HAD NO ANSWERS

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  3. I prefer white wine but since red wine is healthier, I was delighted to come across Joseph Handler's Sweet Red in Santa Rosa, CA. It is wonderful with the pasta sauce I make from fresh tomatoes and garlic.

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  4. My first time buying a Sweet Red and I'm going back to stock up. Great taste, even better price!

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  5. Where else can I find this besides TJ's?? they never seem to have any when I run out of my own stock....

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  6. I really like this wine. My Husband and I buy it by the case from Trader Joe's. I prefer to drink it at room temperature rather than chilled. I think it has a better flavor plus I am really not a fan of red wine that is chilled.

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  7. I'M ADDICTED BECAUSE IT'S SOOOO GOOOOOOD!

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  8. This wine is great and yea I got it at Trader Joes

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  9. Mmm mmm I mix my red wine with sparkling pink lemonade it was delicious
    had it but some cheese and fruit and couldn't have. make it any better

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  11. I am not a fan of red wines, but this wine is spectular. I will be buying more!!!

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  12. I just tried Sweet Red 2012 / JH and was very pleased w/ the taste. I usually go for Cab or Merlot, and found this sweet red just delightful. gpa

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