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Summer is practically here, which means barbeques at the beach, picnics at the park, and dinners in the backyard. You can clearly see where our heads are at: all food-related hangouts. And with all this summer food, you’re going to need a nice white wine that highlights the sweet and tropical vibe that summer brings.
See below for our review of Trader Moon Co.’s Honey Moon Viognier (2020).
Our Review of Honey Moon Viognier by Trader Moon Co. (2020)
Type of Wine
This white wine is made of Viognier grapes, a rarer and lesser known grape compared to varietals like Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.
Produced by Trader Moon Wine Co. in Manteca, California, USA.
This clear white wine is contained in a screw cap bottle with labeling and branding referencing its producer Trader Moon Co. and its sweet/honey nuances.
How and when to drink / Taste
Named after the June full moon which “signifies the moment when the sweet scent of flowers turn into young groups”, this white wine is described as “lush, full-bodied wine with peach, apricot and honeysuckle aromas followed by a luscious honey, mango and nectar finish.”
Trader Moon Co. recommends pairing this wine with lobster, roast chicken, sole and even Thai coconut-based curries. For us, this piqued our interest as this tropically-nuanced wine could pair well with our upcoming Hawaiian-themed meal. The wine was chilled before serving and gave a bright and refreshing flavor that worked well with our meal of sweet charred roast chicken, white rice and creamy macaroni salad. The wine also had a light sweet fragrance that had hints of honey, as the label mentioned.
One 750ml bottle is $5.99.
Find Trader Moon Co.’s Honey Moon Viognier at your local Trader Joe’s. Like many things at Trader Joe’s though, items come in and out of stock and usually sell fast if they’re good and unique.
What is Trader Joe’s?
Trader Joe’s is a grocery store chain that sells high-quality, unique specialty groceries and goods at inexpensive prices. There is always something new and delicious to try at Trader Joe’s! The staff is friendly and helpful, willing to go the extra mile to keep the stores clean and give tips from how to cook food to what to pair your wine with. Find your local Trader Joe’s on their store locator on their website.
The Bottom Line
We recommend Trader Moon Co.’s Honey Moon Viognier (2020) and rate it 4.0 Stars (out of 5)!
A “lush, full-bodied wine with peach, apricot and honeysuckle aromas” and “a luscious honey, mango and nectar finish,” this white Viognier wine produced in Manteca, California is bright, refreshing, and sweet-fragranced. Highly drinkable and enjoyable during summer meals with chicken, seafood or even coconut-based curries, we loved pairing this wine with our own little Hawaiian-themed barbeque with chicken, rice and mac salad.
Head down to your Trader Joe’s and let us know what you think about the Trader Moon Co.’s Honey Moon Viognier (2020).