Chateau La Croix De Pez - Saint Estephe

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Chateau La Croix De Pez - Saint Estephe 
Appellation: Variety: 
St. Estephe  
60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot 
Style: Red Bordeaux (Left Bank) Alcohol: 13.5 % 
Vintage: 2016 
Wine Maker Notes 
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Grapes grown in the northern end of Haute-Medoc on soil with gravel top  layer and clay base. 
CARIVINO Tasting Review:  
The 2016 Chateaux La Croix de Pez is an authentic expression of a left bank  and Cabernet Sauvignon dominant Bordeaux. The rich garnet color shows  well in the glass. On the nose, classic hints of red and black fruit aroma  billow with diffuse notes of licorice and chocolate nibs. This vintage is  already showing promise with well-formed tannins, a refined balance off  the tongue, gentle oak tones, and a medium finish that drinks well now  (decant recommended) and hold well over time. If you are new to  Bordeaux or would like something to stock your cellar, this is the perfect  "any occasion" recommendation. The compelling price point will  undoubtedly reward you over the years.  
This pairs with hearty meats or grilled lamb and will finesse easily with any  gourmet bistro burger. 
About St. Estephe St. Estephe is a French appellation (AOC) and part of  the sub-region of Medoc located in Bordeaux. It derives its name from the  Saint-Estèphe commune situated in the northernmost of the six communal  appellations in Médoc. This region emphasizes Cabernet Sauvignon as the  primary varietal with the additional blending of Merlot, Cabernet Franc,  Petit Verdot, and in rare cases, Carmenere. 
Did you know? Barrique is a french term to describe the small oak barrel (225 liters or 59 gallons) used by winemakers. Barrique barrels originated in Bordeaux and have a specific size and shape - sometimes called the "Bordeaux barrel."

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