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Chateau La Croix De Pez - Saint Estephe
60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot
Style: Red Bordeaux (Left Bank) Alcohol: 13.5 %
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."