I was browsing the wine selection in Trader Joe’s today and an associate recommended I try the Cocobon 2009 California Red. It was $6.99 for the bottle and he said it was pretty well received throughout the store. The bottle refers to the wine as a rich and silky red table wine. On the nose, the wine smells of sweet berries, vanilla, and plum. At first sip, you immediately taste cherries and mild tannins with a little bit of cocoa. It is not a very complex wine but it is pretty smooth and easy to drink. It’s a little sweeter than I generally prefer, but for the price, it is a decent everyday wine.
Cocobon is definitely worth a sip or two, especially for $7 a bottle. I think it would fair particularly well for people who aren’t into big reds or even tend to prefer whites. If you have tried it, let me know what you think!