Sunday, September 10, 2006

Little Chaz - Big Taste

While buying a bottle of tres expensive Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages (to put away for a VERY special occasion), I struck up a conversation with a fellow at the wine store who recommended the modestly priced Little Chaz Cabernet Sauvignon as a good alternative that I wouldn't feel guilty drinking. So I bought a bottle. It turns out he was right. The wine was a deep, translucent red with a bouquet of black plum and cherry. It had a big, lush taste of dark fruit with a long finish and soft tannins. A smooth, easy-drinking wine with good body. I would definitely buy this one again.

Little Chaz is produced by Sherbrooke Cellars in Columbia Valley, Washington. This particular cab was a 2003 - which some people we know feel was a superior year for wines. Could be, if this was any indication. Washington state is really up and coming in terms of the cabernets they have been putting out lately. Do NOT turn your nose up at a Washington state wine. Give it a try.


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