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25 Best Wines You Can Buy at Trader Joe's

There's more to love at TJ's than two-buck chuck.
25 Best Wines You Can Buy at Trader Joe's

The high quality and value of Trader Joe's products have made die-hard fans of innumerable shoppers. However, it's not just their cookie butter and frozen appetizers that keeps customers coming back for more. When it comes to budget-friendly wines, TJ's has become a staple for amateur sommeliers—it's even spawned dozens of wine review blogs devoted to getting the most out of your Trader Joe's run. So, if you're ready to think beyond the two-buck chuck, raise your glass to these tasty wines available at your local Trader Joe's.

Sparkling Wines & Champagne

1

Charles de Marques Champagne

charles marques in bottle


Price: $20

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 95 calories, 12% ABV

There are some events in life that simply demand Champagne, but that shouldn't mean you have to break the bank to get it. This delightful sparkler is available at the fraction of the price of other French bottles.

2

Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc

schramsberg blanc de blanc in bottle


Price: $30

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 91 calories, 12% ABV

Even though the name Blanc de Blanc isn't as well-known, the famous French style is simply sparkling Chardonnay—which is created with one of the main grapes used for producing traditional Champagne. Schramsberg's take is a well-priced way to get to know this sparkling alternative.

3

Trader Joe's Reserve North Coast Brut Rosé

trader joes brut rose in bottle


Price: $10

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 95 calories, 12% ABV

Rosé is great. Sparkling wine is as well. So who in their right mind wouldn't want a combination of the two? This wine is fun, approachable, and bubbly, but still balanced and complex.

4

L'Eclat Blanc de Blancs

leclat blanc de blanc in bottle


Price: $12

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 91 calories, 12% ABV

Big celebrations call for bigger bottles. This delicious sparkling Chardonnay comes in 1.5-liter format (AKA a magnum, or two bottles) for just $12!

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5

Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava

freixenet in bottle


Price: $11

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 100 calories, 11.5% ABV

Cava is Spain's answer to easy-drinking sparkling white wine, and can be a great similarly-priced alternative to prosecco. This bottle is a well-balanced take that makes for a great party sparkler.

Full-Bodied Red Wines

6

Tribunal Red Wine North Coast

tribunal in bottle


Price: $10

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 125 calories, 15.1% ABV

Having trouble making up your mind? This silky red is a blend of seven grape varieties that creates an incredibly well-rounded flavor profile with a soft finish that's perfect for serving with roasted meats or rich pastas.

7

Pasqua Amarone della Valpolicella

armarone pasqua in bottle


Price: $20

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 121 calories, 15% ABV

Amarone della Valpolicella is a beloved style of Italian wine that usually retails $40 and up, so the fact that this bottle comes in at half that is already surprising. The fact that it's absolutely delicious, though, should be what really sells you.

8

Phigment Red Blend

phigment red wine blend


Price: $6

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 120 calories, 14% ABV

There's no shortage of full-bodied red blends on the shelves of wine stores, but there aren't that many that are as well-balanced and easy-drinking as Phigment. There are even fewer that cost just $6!

9

Clos La Gaffeliere Saint Emilion Grand Cru

la gaffeliere st emilion in bottle


Price: $25

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 120 calories, 13.5% AB

Usually, when someone buys a bottle of Saint Emilion Grand Cru, they've spent upwards of $50 on it. This fantastically well-balanced, full-bodied red costs just half that, making it the perfect bottle for a housewarming gift or anniversary splurge.

10

Familia Nueva Vineyards Liberté Cabernet Sauvignon

liberte in bottle


Price: $10

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 125 calories, 13.9% ABV

Extravagant, full-bodied Cabernets should only taste expensive. This luscious red is the perfect accompaniment to rich foods like grilled meats—and it'll set you back just $10.

11

Le Fiarre du Pape Châteauneuf-du-Pape

fiarre chateauneuf in bottle


Price: $20

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 121 calories, 14% ABV

Looking for an impressive bottle to gift your boss or in-laws this holiday season? Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an approachable-yet-complex style that's at home amongst some of the best wines in the world. The only difference here is that it costs half as much as most of those top-shelf bottles.

12

Barreri & Rovati Barbaresco Riserva

berreri rovati barbaresco in bottle


Price: $20

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 120 calories, 14% ABV

Are Barolos too intense for your tastes? Barbarescos are made from the same nebbiolo grapes in the same region, but are often much softer and more delicate, making them a perfect special occasion wine. And at a cool $20, your average weekday dinner is a special enough occasion to open up a bottle of this beautiful Barbaresco.

Light-to-Medium Bodied Red Wines

13

Moon X Black Pinot Noir

moonx pinor noir in bottle


Price: $7

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 122 calories, 13.5% ABV

If you're looking for a warmer, spicier Pinot Noir with more vanilla-oak flavors, this medium-bodied red is for you. It's also a good option for anyone looking to transition from lighter wines into richer reds for fall and winter.

14

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais

goerges duboeuf beaujolais in bottle


Price: $7

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 125 calories, 12.5% ABV

If you're looking for bright, light-bodied, fruit-forward wine, look no further than Beaujolais. This easy-drinking style is a great pre-dinner sipper, especially when you pop it in the fridge for 10 minutes before serving it.

15

La Paca Sonriente Garnacha

la paca garnacha in bottle


Price: $7

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 125 calories, 14.5% ABV

Looking for a wine that's easy to drink on its own? Look no further than this medium-bodied Garnacha, which has a bright, thirst-quenching acidity.

16

Cotillion Pinot Noir

cotillion pinor noir in bottle


Price: $10

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 120 calories, 13.8% ABV

Just because Pinot Noirs are lighter in body doesn't mean they're lacking in character. This refreshing red is fruity, spicy, and velvety smooth from start to finish.

17

Grifone Sangiovese

grifone sangiovese in bottle


Price: $5

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 129 calories, 12.5% ABV

Two things make for great party wines: A balanced flavor profile and the right price. Luckily, this easy-drinking Sangiovese just so happens to tick both boxes.

White Wines

18

Raeburn Russian River Valley Chardonnay

raeburn chardonnay in bottle


Price: $17

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 123 calories, 14% ABV

Full-bodied oaky whites, like this Chardonnay, are one of life's great pleasures. What's even better? The fact that this one is produced by a Certified California Sustainable Winery.

19

Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc

Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc


Price: $10

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 117 calories, 12.3% ABV

Bright and breezy days practically beg for bright and breezy Sauvignon Blancs. This popular white wine from New Zealand is perfect for packing for a day on the beach or sipping by the pool.

20

Trader Joe's Petit Reserve Chenin Blanc Viognier

trader joes chenin viognier in bottle


Price: $8

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 120 calories, 12% ABV

Just because you like your white wines slightly sweet doesn't mean you have to opt for poorly made vino. This blend of Chenin Blanc and Viognier is deliciously refreshing with a hint of ripe fruit and a medium-full body.

21

Kunde Sonoma Chardonnay

kunde chardonnay in bottle


Price: $13

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 115 calories, 13.8% ABV

There's no need to overthink it: When you're in the mood for a creamy, full-bodied, and oaky white, there's nothing quite like Sonoma Chardonnay. This is just the wine to reach for when that mood strikes—and at $13, it's about as wallet-friendly a bottle as they come.

22

Floriana Grüner Veltliner

floriana gruner in bottle


Price: $6

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 105 calories, 12% ABV

If you're looking for a change from your favorite Riesling, give this Hungarian Grüner Veltliner a try. Even though it's perfect for fall or winter drinking, it's still full of bright fruit and citrus flavors. It also makes for a great pairing with practically any spicy food—it even goes well with Thanksgiving turkey!

Rosé

23

Bodega Piedra Negra Rosado

piedra negra rose in bottle


Price: $10

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 121 calories, 13% ABV

Easy drinking? Check. Bright fruit flavors? Check. Crisp, refreshing finish? Check. If you're in the mood to drink pink, this rosé has it all!

24

Vignobles & Compagnie Reserve des Chastelles Tavel Rosé

reserve des chastelles tavel


Price: $9

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 125 calories, 13.5% ABV

For some people, "pink wine season" runs all year long. This refreshing rosé is the perfect addition to your rotation, bringing slightly more complexity to your glass without sacrificing crispness.

25

La Ferme Julien Rosé

la ferme julien rosé


Price: $6

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 120 calories, 13% ABV

Need a no-frills rosé for a get-together? This fruit-forward wine has flavors of ripe fruit with a crisp finish that makes for a real crowd-pleaser.

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Zachary Mack
Zachary covers beer, wine, food, spirits, and travel. He's the owner of Alphabet City Beer Co. in New York City and is a Certified Cicerone. Read more
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