Friday, April 15, 2011

Charles Shaw California Merlot 2009 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Red plum and wild berries on the nose

Medium bodied on the palate

Raspberry and light oak on the finish


Once in a while I sample some wines from the Trader Joe's house specialty, which is lovingly referred to as "Two Buck Chuck" by the faithful and devoted fans who buy millions of cases a year. This 2009 Merlot is a really straightforward wine, with simple fruit and oak. The verdict? Well, not bad for $2 (or $3 depending on where you live).

Personally, I'd rather spend more to hopefully get more. However, the Charles Shaw line has been a consistent product for years with a number of red and white offerings. I admire the approach and will raise a glass to that!

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