WHO SAYS ONE CAN'T FIND AFFORDABLE, DELICIOUS, READY TO DRINK RED BORDEAUX UNDER $20 A BOTTLE?
$10 CHATEAU PALENE BORDEAUX ROUGE ‘16
The Estate: Château Palene is located within the small village of Ladaux, situated in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers appellation of Bordeaux. Entre-Deux-Mers is the largest sub-region of Bordeaux with 1,500 hectares of vineyards, and is translated as “Between Two Seas." Château Palene is indeed located between two bodies of water-the Garonne and the Dordogne-an area that has been cultivated by the Maubrac Guerin family for many years. 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc Chateau Palene is a mix of black fruit aromas and exotic woodsy notes. The palate is round with polished tannins and a pleasant fruity finish.
$10 CHATEAU GRIMARD, BORDEAUX ROUGE ‘16
Chateau Grimard is an 8-hectare, three-generation-old family estate located in the commune of Lugon, just outside the Fronsac region on the right bank of Bordeaux. The vineyard lies on a south-east slope, which is ideal for attaining full ripeness. The vines average 33 years of age. They are pruned in the double Guyot method and are trained high to optimize exposure and aeration. Grass is planted between the rows. The fruit is carefully sorted after harvest. The wine is vinified and matured in tanks to ensure that it is fresh, fruity and accessible on release. Chateau Grimard is a classic Bordeaux wine, offering a deep red-purple color, a lush bouquet, and ripe plummy-cassis fruit with soft structure. It has more definition and character than most Bordeaux AOC, due to the ideal location of the property, where the two grape varieties ripen perfectly in the area’s microclimate and terroir.
$12 CHATEAU Gillet, BORDEAUX ROUGE '16
Produced in the beautiful Chteau Gillet, owned by the fifth generation of winemakers from the Nadaud family, this unoaked red Bordeaux is predominantly made from Merlot with some Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot contributes the ripe, soft and fruity character while the Cabernet adds structure and body. A fruity and appealing young claret with fresh flavors of forest fruits and a note of white pepper
$12 chateau GOBERT BORDEAUX ROUGE ‘15
$16 CHATEAU PASCAUD, BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR ‘15
$17 CHATEAU L’ESCART BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR ‘16
Château L'Escart was built in the 18th century and is located in the little town of Saint Loubes surrounding the Dordogne river. The estate is 37 ha large and produces mostly red wine. Owner Gerard Laurent is now helped by his son Damien to manage the property.
Château L'Escart makes two promises. First, to be passionate about its traditional agricultural heritage and second, to produce authentic wines which are drunk with the heart and the mind. The estate is certified organic.
$19 chateau saint-christophe, medoc ‘15
$19 DOMAINE GONZAUGE MAURICE, LA PETITE TOUR, MONTAGNE-ST.EMILION ‘15 (ORGANIC)
$19 chateau la grange de grenet, lussac-st.emilion ‘15
$20 CHATEAU LES ABEILLES, SAINT GEORGES-ST.EMILION ‘15
Château Les Abeilles is a property owned by the Boidron family, owner of Château Corbin-Michotte Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. The Boidron's vineyards and properties stretches on 4 outstanding appellations of the Libourne wine district: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Montagne Saint-Emilion, Saint-Georges Saint-Emilion, Pomerol Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec .