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Bordeaux is France’s biggest wine region, that makes it essential drinking. It is also one of France’s most esteemed wine districts with a history that is unmatched in its international cultural connections. Bordeaux was shipping wines to the rest of Europe since, well since before there was an upstart nation called the United States of America. Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin loved Bordeaux wines. If you were a serious wine drinker in the 1960s and 1970s you would have been raised on Bordeaux, it meant wine or wine meant Bordeaux if you prefer.

Everyone knows names like Latour, Lafite, Haut Brion and Margaux. These are some the classic producers who command outrageous prices and lend the area an imperial feel that has kept me at arms-length in the past. Today however, I am finding so many great value wines from appellations that once seemed like mythic places. I find the landscape of flavors new and exciting with so much to explore. Bordeaux is filled with people of extraordinary talent who are innovating, working more often organically and even biodynamically, crafting beautiful wines. Bordeaux is once again taking its place at the top of the oenological hierarchy. Let’s get together and enjoy their work. Cheers!

Stop in this Saturday between 1PM and 4PM at any of our locations and get a taste of these great wines!

Cheers! -Bill the Wine Guy


 

Chateau Bertin St. Georges St. Emilion 2015
Very attractive plum and dark-berry aromas with cedary oak, leading to a chalky palate with crisp, bright

red-plum and darker-berry flavors. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. 91 points James Suckling

Regular Price $29.99
Rewards Price $19.96
Prices good thru May 30th, 2019

 


 

Chateau Costers de Ferete Lambert Bordeaux Superieur 2016
Very savory wine with some dark fruit aromas, blackberry and plum with pipe tobacco and leather complimenting the nose. Satiny tannins and a taught acidity give crispness to the wine. Dried cherry and currant flavors offer a contrast and add to the overall structure of the wine.
Regular Price $21.99
Rewards Price $12.96
Prices good thru May 30th, 2019

 


 

Chateau La Jarre Bordeaux Superieur 2016
The nose is fruity, finely powerful and offers a fine juiciness. It reveals notes of fleshy strawberry, redcurrant and a hint of cherry associated with fine hints of cassis and toasted hints. The palate is fruity, soft, silky, well-balanced and offers a nice mineral frame, elegance, a nice fat / roundness as well as a fine acidity (fruit). On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy strawberry, redcurrant and fine hints of cassis and blackberry combined with a discreet hint of toasted oak and a discreet hint of caramelized hazelnut on the finish. Tannins are fine and well-built. Nice, lush and suave persistence.
Regular Price $15.99
Rewards Price $9.96
Prices good thru May 30th, 2019

 


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