Stuck on Bordeaux...

I've always been a sucker for French wines, that's nothing new. Champagne, Rhone Valley, Burgundy...the list goes on.

And currently working for Boxwood Winery has brought Bordeaux grapes back to the forefront of my mind. (They focus on both Left and Right Bank red blends)

And since there is not a decent wine shop near my house, sometimes I have to resort to Harris Teeter or Total Wine for those immediate needs.

C'mon, you know you have those desperate moments too!

With 80% of their selection being domestic, finding a Bordeaux was slim. But I came across this reasonably priced white Bordeaux blend, Chateau Anniche 2011, a simple, Left Bank Bordeaux blend of Semillion (75%) and Sauvignon Blanc (25%). Chateau Anniche is in the Médoc appellation of the Left Bank and to be more precise, in the Pauillac region of the Haut-Médoc.  Pauillac is home to many first growth estates like Chateau Lafite-Rothschild & Chateau Lator and also at the highest elevation in the Médoc.

Notes of stone fruits, honeysuckle, and a floral bouquet hit your nose upon the first pour. This young, bright white wine showcases citrusy flavors with a mineral, crisp short finish. This wine would pair perfectly with light appetizers, seafood or just a close friend.

Can't complain for $10 but maybe my main point right now should be that there's no boutique wine shop here! maybe I'll just change that! ;)


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