Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tasty, affordable Bordeaux

mmmm.....Lamb Chops and Bordeaux. I'm not one to go overboard with food and wine pairings. I tend to drink what I feel like drinking. But, the aforementioned do go very well together. Every year, we get a lamb from friends who raise them. Last night we grilled some chops and had a '09 Bordeaux rouge from Chateau Jarr. Bordeaux's are blends usually based on either cabernet sauvignon or merlot. In this case, the Chateau Jarr blend is 35% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec produced from organic grapes. This was not high-end Bordeaux of course but it delivered the goods. It had true to type aromas of dark fruit, a bit of spice and that tell-tale loam or earthiness that I love in Bordeaux. It has medium body and a long spicy finish. A Thomas Calder Selection Imported by Maximum Wine Co., It retails for around $13.99. Cheers.

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