Chateau De Fontenille 2007 Bordeaux

by Rachel

I host our holiday get together every year with my family. My sister-in-law spent 5 years in France and is in love with the European Red Wines. She always brings wines from France and this year she brought me 6 bottles of Chateau De Fontenille 2007 from the Bordeaux region of France. It was excellent. In fact, it was so good I didn't even serve it. I feel bad but I put the extra bottles aside to enjoy with my husband and friends at another time.

I went on and found 3 local wine stores that carried it. It costs approximately $13.00. One of the stores actually offers 10% off if you get 4 bottles or more. It was carried by but it is SOLD OUT! I highly this wine recommend. It is smooth with a long pleasant finish. I enjoyed it without food but I imagine it would have been excellent with a steak or a pasta meal.

As with all Bordeaux wines, it is a blend of several grapes. This one is 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Well my sister-in-law always said that Americans concentrate too much on wines from California and really should expand their tastes to other great wine regions. I finally agree with her. Try it. You will love it.

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Jan 06, 2012
My first Bordeaux
by: Julie B.

Rachel thanks for the recommendation. I usually am so intimidated to walk into a wine store and ask for a wine that I am not familiar with. I sometimes pronounce the names wrong and feel stupid. But this time I walked right in and asked for it. I used the wine-searcher to find that they carried it at a store only 1/2 mile away from my house. I loved it and so did my boyfriend.
We are now ready for our first trip to France. LOL

Jan 02, 2012
Bordeaux Rocks!
by: Patricia

Hi Rachel,

I love Bordeaux red wine and agree with your sister-in-law. We don't appreciate them as much as we should. There is a lot of history behind those old vines in France. I'll take a good Bordeaux anytime. I plan to try this one. Thanks,

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