Maker: Trader Joe's
Varietal: Fume Blanc
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork
Our Rating: 8 out of 10
Trader Joe's Coastal Fume Blanc 2006 is one of the last of the bargains from my last Trader Joe's expedition. It has a mild tropical fruit nose. On the palate, it has a smooth and creamy texture, flavor notesof pineapple and melon fruit. The finish is crisp but not too dry. Overall, it is generally inoffensive - pleasant and easy to drink.
Trader Joe's seems to do a great job with cheap wines that go down easy. We're partial to their inexpensive reds, but this Fume Blanc is a pleasant alternative for those occasions where a white is called for and one doesn't have much to spend.