Jun 29 2009

Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: California – USA
Cost: $3

The house wine brand of Trader Joe’s grocery store, this wine is very fruit forward in the style of most California Cabernet Sauvignon with a smooth finish with very light tannins.

Recommendations: As a general rule I’ve become less a fan of California Cabernet Sauvignon as I don’t like the fruit forward flavors they tend to exhibit.  This Cabernet from Charles Shaw is no exception.

If you like your Cabernet fruit forward and are looking for something that you can buy a case of for under $50, this may be up your alley, but don’t delude yourself into thinking this is any kind of top quality Cabernet.  That being said, as a wine to cook with or if you’re stocking up for a party you’re throwing and quality isn’t the biggest concern, the Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon will fill that void.

All in all, there are better Cabernets out there, but for the price it’s hard to argue against at least picking up a bottle of it while you’re in the store.  Don’t go out of your way, but go ahead and grab it for a table wine on a lazy Sunday.

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