Bordeaux Basics

Basic Red, Basic White, Basic Bordeaux that covers the bases.  Sometimes that’s basically all you need.  No need to spend a lot of bucks.

2019 Château Tertre de Launay, Entre-Deux-Mers  $12
35% Sémillion, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Sauvignon Gris, 20% Muscadelle, 5% Ungi Blanc
Nice fruity and floral nose by its scents of citrus, white flowers and menthol. On the palate the wine expresses a good freshness with a very good balance between roundness, vivacity and fruity. The finish is long and subtle with good aromatic persistence.

2020 Château Mariotte, Grand Vin de Bordeaux  $15
40% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Sauvignon Gris, 20% Muscadelle, 20% Semillon
A very supple and herbal Bordeaux Blanc.

2020 Millaire, Loupiot Le Blanc  $16
80% Sauvignon Gris, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
A very different Bordeaux blanc, with the heavy accent on the Gris.  The nose reveals notes of quince, fresh berries, lily of the valley, white lilac as well as racy / saline minerality. The palate is fruity, and offers a tangy roundness with juicy quince as well as hints of pineapple and salinity. Organic.

2018 Les Hauts de Bel Air, Bordeaux  $12
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
A good, modern Bordeaux red made only from selected grapes sourced from partner growers. Les Hauts de Bel Air Red is rich, round and very approachable.
Was $14  Now $12

2016 Sichel, Sirius Bordeaux  $13
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Seriously, the Sirius has toasted notes and jammy fruit.  Ample-bodied  and  succulent,  it  offers  outstanding  balance  with  elegant  tannins,  abundant,  delicious  fruit  and creamily smooth extract with a lingering finish.
Was $15 Now $13

2016 Château Argadens, Bordeaux Superieur  $14
63% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
The complex and expressive bouquet is a harmonious mixture of dark red fruits aromas and very elegant oaky notes. It is a crisp and sappy wine which offers sweetness and richness on the palate.
Was $17 Now $14

2015 Château Goubau, La Source, Côtes de Bordeaux  $20
95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
The second wine of Château Goubau, the Source is spicy and fresh with aromas of red fruits, plums and spice. On the palate the wine is crunchy and fruity with black fruit flavors and a touch of spice; the finish is lively and appealing.

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