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Chateau De La Cour D'argent Bordeaux Superieur 2009 750ml

Rated 87 - This is another sleeper selection made from 100% Merlot, and there is lots of it, since the vineyard is over 70 acres in size and the...
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Chateau De Pez St. Estephe 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Blackberry, blueberry and freshly sliced mushroom aromas follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2017....

Red Bordeaux Blends

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc make up the red grape "trio" of Bordeaux. Petit Verdot and Malbec grape varieties are also used in lesser proportions. As soon as the grapes are harvested, the juice ferments with the grape skins; this gives the wine its color and tannins. After several weeks in vats (or barrels), wines made from different grape varieties are blended. The wine is then aged in vats or oak barrels for months or even years.

Bordeaux red wines should ideally be served at 61°-65°F. Given their good balance of alcohol, tannin and acidity, these wines are perfect to enjoy with all kinds of food: Medoc and Graves pair well with red meats and roasts; Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac wines pair well with white meats, poultry, game and even fish; Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur and Cotes de Bordeaux wines are ideal matches for grilled meats, pasta and even more exotic "fusion" dishes.