Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bordeaux Wine under $10

These Bordeaux wines have been my top choice for my home dinner recently. Bordeaux wines are normally blended with a few different grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Bordeaux, France is one of the most highly-regarded wine regions in the world, and many wineries (chateaux) produce excellent, but also very expensive, wine. However these wines are everyday drinking wine that all under $10 and you can buy them at Trader Joe's (they have  many great and affordable wine selection)... often by the case rather than by the bottle!

2009 Chateau Briot ($4.99) is light and smooth, and can go with any food. For more feedback on this wine... well, you need to get one and find out. It is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Merlot (34%) and Cabernet Franc (26%). Note: pricey/luxury Bordeaux wines normally contain more of either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot grapes.

2009 Les Caves Joseph ($4.99) is blended with Merlot (60%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40%). It is definitely bolder and rounder than Chateau Briot. It pairs well with roasted or grilled meat or chicken... an all-around great wine for summer BBQ.

2008 Chateau Mayne Guyon ($6.99):  I love this wine and have been buying it at Trader Joe's for the past 5 years. It's got a quality, fruity aroma and bold taste of berries and black cherry -- very typical style of Bordeaux red wine, but not easy to find at only $6.99.
I would like to post more about good, affordable and interesting wine in coming week. Meanwhile please check out my wine information web site: ....if you are interested in more about wine, and feel free give me your comment. Thanks,

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