Bordeaux is one of the world’s iconic wines. In terms of refinement, complexity and longevity, Bordeaux remains not just a great example, but a benchmark in the world of wine. Despite the spiraling prices and lack of availability from the very few top Chateaux, Bordeaux is a region that primarily represents moderately priced wines. A great example of one of these wines is Chateau Tour Chapoux, produced by Cheval Quancard, one of the leading family firms in the Bordeaux wine trade.
After 34 years at the acclaimed Laurel Glen Vineyard in Sonoma Mountain, Patrick Campbell sold the business to focus on a new project consisting of Central California and South American wines. Reds, an old vine blend of Carignan, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah, has been appropriately given the catch phrase “A Wine for the People”. Sourced from old vines in Lodi, this is an outstanding wine with depth and character, a perfect everyday drinker that is sure to be enjoyed by all.
Located in the heart of the Rhône Valley, Château Montfaucon produces beautifully structured wines with elegance and finesse. The winery is located in an 11th century castle that began producing wine in 1520. After many years selling grapes to a cooperative, Rodolphe de Pins took on the task of rebuilding the winery. His experiences at Henschke and Vieux Telegraphe inspired a transition at the estate using techniques that involve concrete tanks for fermentation with co-fermentation of each varietal.