Wednesday, December 2, 2009

*** $$ 2004 Chaz Point Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley WA - Wine Review & Rating

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Original Review, April, 2007: This Washington state cabernet shows a dark, muddy mahogany and brick color - almost opaque. The aroma is subdued. It whispers of barnyard; it hints of hay and briarpatch; maybe there's even fruit there... but all this is so subtle - it's like you're drawing aromas through a long straw from another room. But once Chaz Point hits the palate, much is forgiven. There is a deft, balanced touch - good fruit, acidity, tannin and polish. Flavors come to the fore only as you finish sipping, suggesting that the flavors are still wrapped in tannin bundles, not quite ready to peek out into the light of day. I wish I could coax a bit more of the stuffing out of the wine, but I'm ready to call it pleasant for now and give it a chance to really shine at a later date.

Updated Review, 2 1/2 years later, December, 2009:
Color has held steady. Now the aromas are bold. Think funky, ripe hay, mixed with sweet red cherries stewed with cinnamon. Yum.

On the palate, a slick, even middle is followed by a more acidic red berry fruit washing across to your cheeks. Finishes with twangy acids tucked deep, deep into your cheeks. Almost impacted enough to make you think you'll need to sneeze them out!

Three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale remains appropriate. No need to wait any longer for drinking.

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