Charles Shaw Merlot California 2001
Lovingly nicknamed “Two Buck Chuck” by a member of the wine press, these California wines have become something of a phenomenon in the wine world, and in our stores. Contrary to many an urban legend, these super-value wines began as the result of an oversupply of wine and a great relationship with a valued supplier. They’ve become the nation’s best-selling wines, not surprising when you consider the combination of low price ($1.99 - $3.49 per bottle, depending on the region) and great taste Charles Shaw wines offer. Depending on the season and the quality of wine available, our selection of Charles Shaw varietals will vary, but the quality never will
I discovered Chuck as many others have, at Trader Joe's, and was relieved to find an inexpensive yet tasty everyday wine that I wouldn't be embarrassed to serve! I have purchased by the case, and did have one case where THREE bottles were bad, but this was an exception that has not been repeated. Besides, TJ was more than happy to exchange them for me! Why spend more to replace water?
Its a hit and miss per bottle but Charles Shaw is always a great companion to any evening.