Trader Joe’s Grower’s Reserve Organic California Chardonnay 2022

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Trader Joe's Grower's Reserve Organic California Chardonnay 2022
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The Trader Joe’s Grower’s Reserve Organic California Chardonnay 2022 is a $5.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive. It is produced for Trader Joe’s, or at least “vinted and bottled by”, ASV Wines. ASV Wines is a family-owned winery in business since 1981 and they own 1,500 acres of vineyards.

Trader Joe's Grower's Reserve Organic California Chardonnay 2022

Vinted and bottled by does not indicate that they made the wine only that they finished the wine and bottled it. With the rise of LLC companies and one ownership of the wine brands, another for the facilities, and yet another for each vineyard, it is difficult to figure out who did what.

Trader Joe’s has several tiers for their Reserve wines. I know that the Platinum and the Diamond Reserve wines are typically special wines that should not be missed, The other Reserve wines are a bit harder to categorize.

The Trader Joe’s Grower’s Reserve Organic California Chardonnay 2022 is part of an ongoing Grower’s Reserve line, here is a link to a Growers Reserve Paso Robles Zinfandel.

All we know about the production of this Chardonnay is what is on the back label. It mentions flavors of peach, melon, and stone fruit which suggests the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. Subtle vanilla oak is also mentioned so there’s some sort of oak manipulation. The Trader Joe’s Grower’s Reserve Organic California Chardonnay 2022 is certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers which is a non-profit promoting healthy farming practices. The alcohol content is a low 12.5%.

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The Trader Joe’s Grower’s Reserve Organic California Chardonnay 2022 Tasting Notes

The color is pale sunshine yellow. The nose is ripe apple, peach, and a hint of creamy vanilla, lemon, pear, and coconut milk. The Trader Joe’s Grower’s Reserve Organic California Chardonnay 2022 is a light to medium-bodied simple, but tasty Chardonnay.

This Chardonnay tastes like apple, peach, vanilla, watermelon, and pear. The mid-palate adds light apricot and a little tropical fruit. The acidity is light which matches this Chardonnay well. Even though the acidity is muted, it still prepares your palate for the next sip.

The Summary

  • The Trader Joe’s Grower’s Reserve Organic California Chardonnay 2022 is an extremely drinkable $5.99 wine.
  • This Chardonnay would work well in the heat of the summer.
  • It may be a little too light to pair with most dishes but sips well.

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