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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 13 
ProducerCharles Shaw (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
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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