Phigment

PHIGMENT

VARIETAL: Red Blend

VINTAGE: 2017

REGION: California

ALCOHOL PERCENTAGE: 13.5%

PRICE: $5.99

 

TASTING NOTES: 

I know I promised a Chardonnay for my next TJ Tuesday review, but I spotted a new bottle of red at Trader Joe’s and I was definitely intrigued. Not only is the label totally trippy, but I thought Phigment was an interesting wine name. Happily, I uncorked the bottle and poured myself a generous glass. You all know that I am a red-wine enthusiast, so I tend to be more of a tough critic on red wines. I gave the glass a few swirls and took my first sip.

Here were some of my initial observations:

  • Deep ruby red hue

  • Bold, fruit-forward nose but surprisingly dry finish

  • Notes of plum, cherry, and vanilla with hints of coffee

  • Light and very easy to drink ( almost too easy!)

Verdict: 

Rule number one: Don’t judge a wine by its price point. I was overwhelmingly surprised at how delicious this wine was. I have enjoyed many red blends over the years and this bottle can easily hold its own with a $20.00 or $30.00 bottle of wine. With fall and football upon us, this would be a great bottle to take to your next get together or enjoy it curled up on your couch at home. Phigment is a bottle you certainly want to stock up on. Run, don’t walk to Trader Joe’s for this one.

Until Next Time!