Thursday, April 22, 2021

Grapes of Bordeaux Sampler Pack

Grapes of Bordeaux Sampler Pack
Not all Bordeaux wines use all 5 grapes, most use 2 or 3 in their wines
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
  • Malbec
  • Petit Verdot
(Carménère is the sixth red grape allowed in Bordeaux. But now rarely found in France)

Get 1 bottle of each of the 6 wines
regular price for the six below would be $106.94
Special Sampler price only $92 / for the 6 bottles!
(we reserve the right to substitute a wine of equal or greater value in case of out of stocks)

  1. Antonia Ginard Petit Verdot....$19.99
  2. Antonia Ginard Cabernet Franc....$19.99
  3. Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon...$12.99
  4. Almarada Malbec Uco Valley...$13.99
  5. Leaping Horse Merlot...$9.99
  6. Chateau Crabitey Graves Bordeaux Rouge...$29.99

2017 Antonia Ginard Petit Verdot....$19.99

Mendoza, Argentina
A variety you don't see stand on its own very often, the 2017 Petit Verdot Paraje Altamira is 100% Petit Verdot that spent 15 months in a mix of French and American oak barrels. Its deep purple color is followed by a terrific bouquet of black and blue fruits, asphalt, licorice, leafy herbs, and smoked earth. With good freshness, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and a clean finish, it's a beautiful wine that, I suspect, will keep for upwards of a decade.
Rated 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2017 Antonia Ginard Cabernet Franc....$19.99
Mendoza, Argentina
Based on 100% Cabernet Franc brought up in French and American oak, the 2017 Cabernet Franc Paraje Altamira has a vivid bouquet of blackcurrants, smoked herbs, new leather, tobacco, and earth. Rich, textured, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully layered on the palate, it's a beautiful wine to drink over the coming 7-8 years or more.
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Exotic, minerally berry aromas hint at violet and fine herbs, with spice and cardamom notes in the background. A tight palate is dry and elegant, while this tastes of plum, wild berry and exotic spices. Dry tannins and freshness on the finish are what Paraje Altamira is all about. Drink now.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2018 Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon...$12.99
Sustainable Non-Certified
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that was brought up all in tank, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon has solid purity in its blackberry and currant fruits as well as notes of tobacco leaf and underbrush. It's medium-bodied, has good acidity, ample fruit, and is one hell of a bistro wine.
Rated 88-90/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Fresh and medium-bodied, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts pure cassis aromas, a silky texture and hints of mocha on the finish. It's a terrific value for Cabernet Sauvignon—as long as you're happy paying for quality wine and not a fancy appellation.
Rated 88-89/100 Wine Advocate

2018 Almarada Malbec Uco Valley...$13.99
Very fresh but ripe fruit, diffusing black plums, black cherries and a touch of spice. There is a salty tang on the palate, paired with good fruit sweetness. Moderate length. Not a complex wine, but exudes drinkability. Drink now.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling

2018 Leaping Horse Merlot....$9.99
6 time Best Buy in The Wine Enthusiast
Forget that is Merlot, this wine is a fantastic red wine that will shock you with its quality. Merlot is one of the classic varietals with its roots in Bordeaux (did you know that Petrus is made from 100% Merlot and is one of the most sought after and expensive wines in the world) It’s complex, fresh fruit flavors and smooth finish still make it a favorite for many red wine drinkers. Straight-forward in style, the Leaping Horse Merlot has violet and dark fruit aromas with pleasant plum, black cherry and a finish that seems to last forever. Mouth filling yet smooth, Leaping Horse has created an unpretentious wine that can pair with just about anything. Merlot is a very versatile red that works well with many types of meats. Try ours with roast turkey or chicken, grilled blackened salmon, meat sauced pasta dishes, pork, grilled vegetables or a steak salad.

And the Bordeaux
2018 Chateau Crabitey Graves Rouge...$29.99
47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot
Age of vines - 30 years average
Château Crabitey Graves Rouge presents a dark cherry color with nice ruby glints. The nose is fresh, revealing a wide range of red fruits flavors, along with a mellow and elegant oak presence. The mouth is powerful and round, supported by smooth and subtle tannins. The wine reveals a good length on the palate, with fruity and slightly oaky notes.
Complete destemming. Cold maceration for 3 to 4 days, then vinification in stainless steel vats. Average fermentation temperature 72°F to 80°F. Maceration for about 20 days at 86°F. Aging in French oak barrels (1/3 new) for 12 months. No filtration before bottling.
Pairings: Grilled lamb, beef stroganoff and hard cheeses

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