Light Style (spring 2002)
One would never guess that Chateau Camou produced its first vintage just six years ago. The vineyard is turning out very good versions of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, and cabernet, but I would wager its El Gran Vino series will become better known. The Tinto version is a red made in the Bordeaux style by blending cabernet, cabernet franc, and merlot grapes to achieve a libation hinting of dark cherries and cassis.

The 1997 vintage was young and tannic when release but exhibits huge promise with a little more bottle age.The El Gran Vino Dulce is a phenomenal dessert wine that blends honey, litchi, peach, butterscotch, and pineapple flavors in a perfect harmony that lingers long and deliciously in the mouth. A 500-milliliter bottle should retail for about $25, a great bargain.