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2014 Bel-Air Lalande de Pomerol 750ml

2014 Bel-Air Lalande de Pomerol

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Merlot 73 %, Cabernet franc 19 %, Cabernet-sauvignon 8 %
16-18 months in French oak, 45% new oak.

On the nose there are abundant notes of red berries and wild cherries, and purple flowers. The palate shows a harmonious balance between red fruits, balanced acidity, bold but soft tannins, and a lingering finish with spice and complex earthiness. It is delicious today but will mature for up to 10 years more. It will only get better. - Schneider's of Capitol Hill

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Varietal: Blend

Country: France
A country viewed by many as the home of fine wine, it is almost unique in terms of how embedded food and wine is in the nations culture. Given the diverse geography, with so much of the country providing the climate and soil suitable for viticulture, it is no surprise that its produces such an extensive and varied selection of wines. It is the country from where the vast majority of the New World's most popular "international" grapes and stylistic influences originate. While there might seem to be an alarming disparity between the most sought after wines (were a case might set you back as much as a deposit on a small house) and the millions of gallons of vin de table filling up the European wine lake every year, there is so much great value to be found between the two extremes. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and the Rhone may still dominate the market for fine wine, but regions including the Loire, Alsace, Languedoc & Roussillon and the South West are increasingly becoming excellent sources of good quality, affordable wines.

Region: Bordeaux
Located in South West France, Bordeaux is one of the World’s most important wine producing regions. The Gironde estuary and its two tributaries, the Garonne and Dordogne, splits the region into the ‘left bank’ and ‘right bank’. The left bank, on the west side of the Gironde, consists of the Médoc and Graves, while Pomerol and St. Emilion are located on the right bank. In between the Garonne and Dordogne is the Entre-Deaux-Mers region, French for 'between two seas'. From north to south the Médoc includes the famous classed growth chateaux in the communes of St. Estephe, Paulliac, St.Julien, and Margaux. The Graves and it’s enclave Pessac-Léognan make both red and white wine. While those of Pessac- Léognan’s are dry, Sauternes and Barsac make world-famous sweet whites. Although Bordeaux makes some of the world’s most expsenive wines, less expensive but good value alternatives come from Moulis and Listrac on the left and Bourg and Blaye on the right offer less expensive wines for earlier consumption.

Sub-Region: Pomerol
Located on the right bank of the Gironde, just north of St.Emilion is Pomerol, the smallest and most exclusive of Bordeaux's major appellations. The region consists of about 150 boutique size producers whose wine is primarily made from Merlot, with varying levels of Cabernet Franc. While Pomerol’s are capable of ageing as well as any other fine Bordeaux, their seductive fruit forward qualities make them very attractive in their youth. Pomerol also has one satellite region, Lalande-de-Pomerol, which offers wines in a similar style, but with less intensity and finesse, however at a fraction of the cost.

Type: Red
Red wine is wine made from dark-coloured grape varieties. The color of red differs based on the grapes variety or varieties used. Interestingly, black grapes yield a juice that is greenish-white. The actual red color comes from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) from the skin of the grape (exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which produce a red colored juice). Most of the production centers around the extraction of color and flavor from the grape skin.