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Trader Joe's Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast Coastal Castoro Cellars 2007

Member Review by tulaw:

Simple, inexpensive Cab that is just one step up from their two buck chuck. This is actually not a bad wine if you decant it for about 20 min after opening. I bought a case for a big party, and my first impression right out of the bottle was not so good. The next bottle I decanted for about 20 to 30 min and the complexities showed through. Just a hit of oak with nice berries. This one is ok-- just let it sit first.

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Region: USA » California » Central Coast

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Winery: Trader Joe's
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Trader Joe's:
  Trader Joe is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores that began in Pasadena, California and are now peppered across the United States. The first store, then called Pronto Markets, opened in 1958. In 1967 as the business expanded, founder Joe Coulombe changed the name to Trader Joe’s and began the trademark Hawaiian themed decor, complete with staff all wearing Hawai... Read more
  Trader Joe is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores that began in Pasadena, California and are now peppered across the United States. The first store, then called Pronto Markets, opened in 1958. In 1967 as the business expanded, founder Joe Coulombe changed the name to Trader Joe’s and began the trademark Hawaiian themed decor, complete with staff all wearing Hawaiian shirts. The stores specialize in private label food and grocery items, many of them certified organic and sustainable. Foods are labeled in whimsical accordance to the ethnicity of the products, i.e. “Trader Giotto’s” for Italian, “Trader José’s” for Mexican, “Trader Ming’s” for Chinese, etc. This direct supply method allows them to pass savings onto customers by keeping costs low. If an item doesn’t sell well, it is (often to the consternation of some customers) discontinued. A maritime bell is used as a means of communication (one bell = assistance at the register, two bells = a general call for assistance, three bells = call for any manager to assist a customer) between staffers, who are trained in providing top-notch customer service and engaging in conversation in the check-out line.    Many of the stores feature their own wine shops, which are a mix of private label and standard brands specializing in California and New World wines. One of the most successful wines to be sold at Trader Joe’s is Charles Shaw, the price of which starts at $1.99, famously known as “Two Buck Chuck.”  Read less

Member Reviews for Trader Joe's Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast Coastal Castoro Cellars

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Snooth User: tulaw
94189266
2.50 5
12/09/2010

Simple, inexpensive Cab that is just one step up from their two buck chuck. This is actually not a bad wine if you decant it for about 20 min after opening. I bought a case for a big party, and my first impression right out of the bottle was not so good. The next bottle I decanted for about 20 to 30 min and the complexities showed through. Just a hit of oak with nice berries. This one is ok-- just let it sit first.


Snooth User: emannakee
4528258
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/12/2010

Five glasses


Snooth User: 1
7542869
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/09/2008

I liked this with my spicy marinara pasta.


Snooth User: jephelan
4159555
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/17/2008

Three and a half glasses




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