The 15 Best Trader Joe's Wines Approved by TJ's Obsessives
Whether you're looking for the perfect hostess gift for your next dinner party or simply a new addition for your personal wine rack, the Trader Joe's wine selection is here for you. It's surprisingly extensive, with plenty of options to choose from. Are you a sucker for a good Cabernet Sauvignon? Look no further. Like to keep your sips sweet? There's a delicious Trader Joe's Rosé waiting for you. In the mood to wind down or need something to pair well with a full dinner? A healthy pour of one of Trader Joe's red wines should do the trick.
Granted, the vastness of Trader Joe's wine lineup can sometimes make finding the perfect bottle overwhelming. Firstly, Trader Joe's is constantly stocking up on new items. Plus, the store is always bustling, and the last thing you want is to hold up a line of impatient TJ's enthusiasts torn between between the various reds and sparkling whites. To take the guesswork (and maybe even some of the anxiety) out of your next grocery run, we rounded up the best Trader Joe's wines. While you're at it, be sure to check out the tastiest snacks to pair with your Trader Joe's wine. When the drinks are this good, you know we'll raise a glass!
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— Additional reporting by Charlotte Kho, Lauren Harano, Haley Lyndes, Theresa Massony, Naomi Parris, and Chandler Plante
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Daou Sauvignon Blanc
An unconventional approach to the classic Sauvignon Blanc, this $15 bottle of Daou from Paso Robles, CA, tastes as good as it looks. Trader Joe's shoppers have described it as "clean and fruit forward," with hints of pineapple, key lime, and kiwi in each sip.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Notorious Pink Grenache
Channel the Barbiecore aesthetic with this passionately pink Grenache from Trader Joe's wine selection. This award-winning French wine is priced at $15 and opens with peaches, plums, lavender, and pear and finishes with a hint of spice.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Moulin Jamet Sancerre
Hailing from the Loire Valley in France, this Sancerre is a light and fruity Trader Joe's wine perfect for warmer weather — or, as Mindy in "Emily in Paris" says, as a breakfast wine.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Bread & Butter Pinot Noir
Bursting with berries and finishing with sweet vanilla, this Trader Joe's wine pick goes well with roasted mushrooms, duck breast, and getting cozy with a book. It definitely has winter-wine potential.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Vignobles Lacheteau Muscadet
If you prefer your white wines to lean more refreshing than sweet, try this French Muscadet (which, for the record, is not the same as Moscato). This Trader Joe's wine is crisp and fresh with a honey and apricot nose, making it perfect for spring and summer.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Roustabout Meritage
For an easy-sipping red wine from Trader Joe's, try the Roustabout Meritage blend from Paso Robles, CA. It's made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot and boasts fruit flavor (black cherries and blueberries) but finishes with rich, dark chocolate and espresso.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Silver Peak Zinfandel
This Sonoma, CA, Zinfandel is anything but a sugar bomb, as you might expect the varietal to be (thanks, in part, to those infamous boxes of Franzia). With flavors of dark fruits and deeper notes of leather and tobacco, this Trader Joe's wine pick will surprise and delight red fans for just $8.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Banshee Pinot Noir
This red blend from Sonoma County has earthy hints of dried cherry and tart raspberry and pairs very well with a full meal. It's a wonderful addition for your next big dinner party (or Thanksgiving dinner).
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Clay Shannon Pinot Noir
This bold red has strong flavors of tart cherries and sweet blackberries with aromas of cherry cola and oak. So much flavor for only $6.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Bodegas Manzanos Rancho Viejo Reserva
If you think white wine is the only acceptable summer wine, this Trader Joe's red wine will change your mind. This Rioja blends vanilla, oak, and red-fruit flavors together. It's dry but pairs well with meat and cheese.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Belle Glos Rosé
This $20 bottle of Rosé has bold berry flavors, specifically hints of strawberry and raspberry, with a tart acidity. It has a medium body and smooth, silky finish that pairs well with pretty much anything.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Ponzi Pinot Gris
This Pinot Gris has notes of green apple and pineapple, making it a great pairing for grilled fish, chicken, and soft cheese.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Belles Vignes Sauvignon Blanc
This French sauvignon blanc is TikTok approved. For only $6, you can snag this citrusy bottle with notes of gooseberries — the reaction says it all.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Barreri & Rovati Riserva Barbaresco
If you're looking for a bold Italian red, you've met your match. This dry Barbaresco predictably pairs well with strong cheese flavors and tomato-based pasta dishes.
Best Trader Joe's Wine: Wine Based Eggnog
Start the holiday season off right with this delicious Trader Joe's wine-based eggnog. But buyers beware: TikTokers say this drink will definitely have you feeling merry.