Trader Joe’s Wine: Lazy Bones Cabernet Franc

February 16, 2016

Wine Review: Lazy Bones Cabernet Franc



Wine: Lazy Bones Cabernet Franc
Region: Paso Robles
Retailer: Trader Joe’s
Price: $6.99

True story: This blog post almost didn’t get published. See, the entire wine review was composed in my head and I sat down to write it, but then I made the big mistake of doing a quick Google search. Surely, I thought, there must be legions of other winos who love this Cabernet Franc as much as I do.

Ehhhhh (buzzer noise), wrong! Turns out a lot of fancy pants folks really hate this wine and I can’t really figure out why. It’s light, berry-forward with a slight touch of pepper, and goes down easy. Actually, it goes down so easily that I couldn’t keep a bottle in our wine cabinet long enough to take a photo during the day.*

The first rule about Wine Club: Talk about the wines you love no matter what other people think. The second rule about Wine Club: Seek out the Trader Joe’s wine guy.** Rob at our local Joe’s asked me a few questions about my taste in wine and then suggested three new bottles that were all within our budget. This one was the front-runner but his other picks will be getting reviews soon.

This bottle is a daily drinker or as Arnaud says, “It’s a great table wine.” You can pretty much drink it with anything: Pizza, pasta, pulled pork, roasted lamb, or any dish with meat. It also pairs well with light appetizers, vegetarian dishes, and hearty salads. Or take a cue from the lady on the label and sip it while laying about on a lazy afternoon. I promise you’ll love it no matter what.

* Seriously, it took me six weeks to take a photo and I had to practically lock it away to stop us from drinking it.

** Oui oui, I know I should just change this series to Trader Joe’s Wine Review. I’ll review a bottle from another store next time!

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