• I am not a dessert wine drinker at all, yet this actually sounds delicious! How thick/syrup-y is it? I will try it & tell you what I think:)

    • It is a dessert wine for raspberry lover, that’s for sure. It isn’t to syrupy but it is something that is best in small amounts. Can’t wait for your thoughts. 🙂

  • Sounds like a tasty and delicious dessert wine Susan. Will not try it though, since I would have to have it sent from overseas-:) Besides, I’m not tea total but I rarely drink alcolholic drinks for the simple reason that even half a glass of wine makes me ten times as tired the next day. So I prefer to have a delicious dessert:-) 

    • I do understand. This is a a good dessert wine that if I am ever there to visit I will bring a bottle for you to sip ever so gently. 🙂

  • Julie

    I really love S’mores, but like you I don’t like the calories that go with them.  I will be making this today.  yum… 🙂

    • Great!  When you do, come back and give me your thoughts.

  • Carol

    Where the devil did you get that raspberry wine? I have been looking and looking, but there is no trader joes near me. My son looked in the new spokane store as I hounded him to do, and they did not know much. I figured they had stopped making it. It is heavenly.

    • Hi Carl, Gosh, I don’t know, they still have it at my Trader Joe’s. I would give them a call and ask. You can find their number on the website as well as their locations. Good luck with that. I just love this stuff.

  • Carol

    If I ordered directly from saint James spirits, do you think it would be the same? It has the same description for the wine on their web site. I was on a mission to find it last winter and ordered raspberry wine from lots of places and it was all nasty stuff. I think I will call Saint James Monday to see. If I had not seen your blog I would not have known the company who makes this wine. Thank you!

    • I believe it would. I haven’t need to do that yet. I am so glad I was able to help. Let me know how it turns out. Happy Holidays. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    I love raspberries! So it might stand to reason that this may be a dessert wine that I could really love. Luckily, we have a Trader Joe’s here in Charleston! I’ll have to try this.

    • It is a great dessert wine Jacquie. The raspberry notes are very pronounced making iit one of my favorites for sure. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Look like a lovely desert wine, on a budget or not. Good choice!

    • Thanks Cheryl, I really do love the raspberry taste of this one for sure. 🙂

  • Mary Stephenson

    Love fruit wines. Love raspberries. Have you ever tried Casa de Fruita wines? It is a fun place to visit south of San Jose. Maybe I shall check out the wine here, as Trader Joe’s is much closer.

    • This one is pretty special. If you love a good fruit wine, Mary, then this one has your name on it. I have not had any Casa de Fruita wines yet. I may just have to find some and give it a try. If you do try this, let me know what you think.

  • Now that does sound nice

  • I love raspberries and I love wine, but I am not a big fan of dessert wines. Too sweet. But this one sounds worth a try. Thanks Susan.

    • I think you may just like this one Donna. Let me know what you think when you do. 🙂

  • Sue Hines

    I’m a fan of anything raspberry!! Thanks for sharing this.

  • Thanks for this Susan. So many fruit wines are cloyingly sweet as you say, so good to find one that isn’t

    • It is a regular in our wine chiller and always a hit with our visitors A.K. Have fun with this one. 🙂 .

  • I’ve tried blackberry wine a few years back when I took a trip around Mt. Hood. I don’t often think about these type of wines, but thanks for putting them back on my radar. I did try the Bonterra Cabernet you reviewed a while back this weekend and enjoyed it.

    • This is one I really do enjoy Jeri, Most because of the clear raspberry taste. Give it a go and let me know what you think?

      How cool, the Bonterra Cab is a good one for sure. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  • I’m sure this is absolutely excellent, Susan. Have you tried the “Criollo” brand? It is kind of a hybrid dessert wine/port and is delish. They have one flavour that combines the flavour of the cacao bean with raspberries. You’d love it!

    • It really is Doreen. I have’t tried Criollo. With both chocolate and raspberry notes, I’ll bet it divine. I’ll go look for it the next chance I get.

  • I love Trader Joe’s, but I usually gravitate towards their “Two Buck Chuck”! This will give me something a little fancier to try next time. The raspberries sound delicious. I bet it’s great with chocolate.

    • Oh then you must give this a try Meredith. I does go very well with chocolate so have some fun and enjoy. 🙂

  • Espresso

    I stmbled upon your blog as i searched for reviews on trader joes raspberry wine after having tasted it myself a short while ago after a fancy meal. It was indeed love at first sip. Tbh I am no wine connoisseur but I really enjoyed this wine. Rich fresh smell, sweet n smooth unbitter taste. It wasn’t too sweet ..just right mix of wine n raspberry. Planning on trying it with vanilla or butterscotch ice cream. Can already imagine it as being heavenly.

    • Hi there, I so glad you found me in your search. It really is a great libation, regardless if your wine drinker or not. 🙂 It goes especially well with chocolate. 🙂

      • Maddy

        Hello susan,
        Trader ‘s joe is not offering the rasberry wine any more! do you know where can I find some?

        • If you check your local wine store, they may have or know where you can find it. Look for it under the producers name, Saint James Spirits. Good luck.

  • Susan Gates

    This is the only wine I could drink without blooming. It is No longer available at trader joes, But if enough people request that it is brought back in the stores they may consider doing so.