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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 13 
TypeRed
ProducerCharles Shaw (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionn/a
AppellationCalifornia
UPC Code(s)081054334358

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2007 and 2009 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 77.9 pts. and median of 79 pts. in 30 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by aagrawal on 1/2/2014 & rated 77 points: Two Buck Chuck comparison tasting (San Francisco): Pale ruby color; nose fades very quickly but before it does it is kind of interesting, mildly complex, not all fruit (fading fruit); palate is medium-full bodied, slightly oxidized, thins out towards the end; finish is short. Interestingly enough, this nose is much more interesting than the 2012 version, though the palate is more unpleasant. 77 (1995 views)
 Tasted by jawegs on 11/15/2009 & rated 78 points: This is my staple cooking wine, makes great wine sauces. The remainder is OK to drink after 2 good bottles of something else. (6189 views)
 Tasted by RobertDwyer on 1/21/2009 & rated 83 points: This outperforms wines costing many times more, and at $2.99 (in my region) is rather effective at reducing average spend per bottle. For me, the wine is consistent. It isn't bashful aromatically, and is quite flavorful on the palate. The finish is non-existent but on the bright side it isn't harsh by any means. I think there's a lot of wine that costs $10 that is far worse than the Charles Shaw. (7096 views)
 Tasted by mikepcarney on 1/10/2009 & rated 65 points: For friends to drink who don't know wine. Also to cook with. It has its uses for $2. (7065 views)
 Tasted by Alekos on 11/23/2008 & rated 82 points: Decent wine. Medium body, some burnt caramel on the nose, short finish. One dimensional but good for the price and ideal for a simple glass at home watching movies. Would buy again. (7019 views)
 Tasted by Noto Bene on 11/17/2008 & rated 82 points: For $2.99 can't complain, very round smooth, simple and gulpable, it is what it is. (5787 views)
 Tasted by soyhead on 10/12/2008 & rated 82 points: tasted double blind. no idea what is was ahead of time. My least favorite of the bunch along with the Barefoot NV Cab. nose - vegetal. mouth - mellow, light to mid bodied, lots of green notes. (4829 views)
 Tasted by rmalloy on 6/29/2008 & rated 79 points: I'm not going to be a reverse snob and pretend I like this, but I'm not going to be such a snob as to say I don't understand why other people do like it. Sweet, jammy fruit. Virtually no body--downright "smooth." Woody new oak. The truth is there are quite a few reasonably well regarded wines from suspect regions (in the southern hemisphere, perhaps?) that don't taste that much different than this. Hey, it's $2, and perhaps the only real "flaw" is that there are some weird underripe vegetal notes in this liquid jam. OK, this is all pretty snotty and snobby--what crap this wine is. (5197 views)
 Tasted by jjlobi on 6/12/2008 & rated 78 points: Tasted like fake fruit. Remember it's 3 bucks. (5151 views)
 Tasted by manonthemoon on 5/16/2008 & rated 83 points: This is very one dimensional, black cherry & clove, but for the price this is exceptional. I had this after I had two 90+ point malbecs and it held its own. Obviously not in the same class, but not totally offensive. (5422 views)
 Tasted by jjlobi on 4/24/2008 & rated 80 points: You can't really expect much at this price point. Was not offensive. (5490 views)
 Tasted by MiscDebris on 2/15/2008: This inexpensive wine needs to be decanted. It is ruff, but gets better with air. (5903 views)
 Tasted by rhpeters on 12/27/2007 & rated 80 points: Thought it would be fun to decant a 2-buck-chuck and it was better than I remember. It still tasted a lot like flavored sugar water and fake wine, but the nose was decent. (5706 views)
 Tasted by soyhead on 11/23/2007 & rated 78 points: vegetal aromas
light grape juicy flavors (5476 views)
 Tasted by jayaffdee on 11/21/2007 & rated 70 points: bad raspberry juice... (5655 views)
 Tasted by stranman on 11/18/2007 & rated 80 points: Surprisingly drinkable. No funny after taste, but no finish either. (4841 views)
 Tasted by Meinhardg on 10/29/2006 & rated 70 points: Used to buy it to drink every day, bottle open 3-4 days. For a few dollars more there are better ones. (5239 views)
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California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

 
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