February 12, 2010

Charles Shaw 2009 Beaujolais Nouveau

Charles Shaw Nouveau
Eeek, this is a sweet one. Lightweight and sweet rivaling Kool-Aid. I'm not pouring it out though, so I'll rate it a 3/10. Heck, it's only $3 at Trader Joe's (aka "Three Buck Chuck"). The Nouveau was a limited-availability holiday blend, but don't be taken by the marketing...stick to the Cabernet or Syrah.

The story of Beaujolais Nouveau is pretty interesting as it's a late harvest wine intended to drink soon after it's bottling in late fall. It arrives with much celebration in time for the holidays.

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