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Wine Spots

Wine Spots
2018 Bordeaux AOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Wine Spots
2018 Bordeaux AOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of boysenberry jam, compressed watermelon, and cola with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of dark chocolate with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A friendly, fruity Bordeaux that will please a lot of palates.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: boysenberry jam, compressed watermelon, and cola
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dark chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A friendly, fruity Bordeaux that will please a lot of palates.

The Producer or Importer

Wine Spots Cellars

The Producer or  Importer
1592 Union Street #302
San Francisco, CA 94123
USA
1 415-546-2204

Their Portfolio

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86 Brass Tacks 2017 Moscato, California 12.5% (USA) $15.99.
88 Brass Tacks 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
BR Brass Tacks 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Brass Tacks 2018 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Brass Tacks 2018 Moscato, California 10% (USA) $15.00.
88 Brass Tacks 2018 Pink Moscato, California 10% (USA) $15.00.
85 Brass Tacks 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
BR Brass Tacks 2019 To the Point, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
93 Wine Spots 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $39.00.
93 Wine Spots 2014 Merlot, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $39.00.
88 Wine Spots 2014 Cuvée 38 Red Wine, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $29.00.
88 Wine Spots 2016 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.5% (USA) $29.00.
87 Wine Spots 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
91 Wine Spots 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $39.00.
87 Wine Spots 2017 Merlot, California 14.5% (USA) $39.00.
86 Wine Spots 2018 Bordeaux AOC 13.5% (France) $19.00.
86 Zinfandelic 2016 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Sierra Foothills 14.5% (USA) $19.00.
88 Zinfandelic 2016 Zinfandel, Mendocino 15% (USA) $19.00.
88 Zinfandelic 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Sierra Foothills 15.5% (USA) $19.99.
89 Zinfandelic 2018 Zinfandel, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $12.00.

Bordeaux Other Red

Wine Glass Cabernet.jpg
Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Bordeaux reds are made from as many as five red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec (although this last variety is rarely used in Bordeaux these days). While the classified chateaux form the Haut-Medoc are the most famous - and expensive - red wines from Bordeaux, there are several others produced in the region. Cru Bourgeois are excellent wines that are not as celebrated as the top wines of the region, but are fine values and are wines that can drink well for up to a decade.

Another red Bordeaux that is a notable value is Entre-Deux-Mers; wines from this district account for much of the basic Bordeaux reds that are produced today. Other reds from Bordeaux include those labeled as Blaye, Cotes-de-Bourg and Fronsac.