Bronco Wine Company

Villa Borghetti Pinot Grigio Rosé 2017

The Villa Borghetti Pinot Grigio Rosé 2017 is a $5.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive, it is one of Bronco Wine Company (2 Buck Chuck) extensive line of wine brands, this one is sourced from vineyards near the town of Verona in the Veneto region of northeast Italy, Prosecco is in the same general area. This is…

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Columbia River Landing Red 2014

The Columbia River Landing Red 2014 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive, produced for them by Bronco Wines (of 2 Buck Chuck fame) from grapes grown in the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington. The grapes used in this Red blend are not specified, but Columbia Valley is well-known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah, but they also…

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Shaw Organic Rose’ 2017

The Shaw Organic Rose’ 2017 is a $3.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive, the Shaw in the name is Charles Shaw better known as 2 Buck Chuck. The Shaw Rose’ is sourced from certified organic vineyards, they mention Cottonwood Creek vineyards, so this isn’t 2 Buck Chuck, it’s 4 Buck Chuck. If an organic $3.99 wine isn’t…

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HACIENDA METHODE CHAMPENOISE BRUT CALIFORNIA

The Hacienda Methode Champenois Brut California Sparkling Wine is 100% Chardonnay sourced from vineyards in more than one California grape growing AVA. This is one of Bronco Wines (yes, the 2 Buck Chuck folks) over 100 wine brand labels, they have 18 different Sparkling wine labels. Bronco wines is a huge operation and virtually all…

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Santa Barbara Landing Chardonnay 2014

The Santa Barbara Landing Chardonnay 2014 is a $4.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from grapes grown in Santa Barbara County, California. Santa Barbara is about a 1 1/2 hour drive (north) from Los Angeles and would be too warm a place to grow grapes for fine wine, except for a bit of luck of geography. The…

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Green Fin Grenache Rose’ 2013

The Green Fin Grenache Rose’ 2013 is 76% Grenache, 20% mixed Red grapes and 4% mixed White grapes sourced from certified organic (the Green Fin is Vegan friendly, too) vineyards located in more than one California grape growing AVA. Green Fin is a $4.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive, produced by Bronco Wines (the makers of Two…

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Blue Fin Riesling 2012

The 2012 Blue Fin Riesling is a Trader Joe’s ($4.49) exclusive sourced from grapes grown in more than one California grape growing AVA. Blu Fin is one of Bronco Wine Company’s (maker’s of Two Buck Chuck) 100+ wine brands worldwide. The 2011 Blue Fin Pinot Noir was $3.99, so the Blue Fin Riesling is 50…

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Black Mountain Fat Cat Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The 2012 Black Mountain Fat Cat Cabernet Sauvignon is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive produced for them (this is the 30th anniversary edition) by Bronco Wines (2 Buck Chuck). Trader Joe’s started in 1967 and Bronco in 1973. Black Mountain is one of Bronco Wines 60+ wine labels and the reason they can produce so…

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