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2015 Chateau Cap de Biolet France Bordeaux

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This Bordeaux cuvee offers impressions of blackberry, red and black cherries, and a hint of herbs.

Varietal: Bordeaux Blend Vintage: 2015
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About This Wine

By Bordeaux standards, the Duvigneaus are relative newcomers.

In a wine region where many estates have been in the same families for generations, Chateau Cap de Biolet has been owned by the Duvigneaus for a “mere” four-plus decades. They acquired the property in 1972, and it’s currently overseen by Anne-Marie Duvigneau.

The estate is located in the commune of Doulezon, southwest of Saint-Emilion, where some of the world’s finest Merlot-based blends are crafted. The 2015 red from Chateau Cap de Biolet is a delicious melding of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

How delicious? Enough to earn a gold medal in the 2016 Aquitane Concours competition, and to impress our tasting panel. The fruit flavors are juicy and ripe, and the wine leaves a lingering sense of sweetness. The Duvigneaus may not have been in Bordeaux as long as some families, but you’d never know it from the quality of their wines.

About Bordeaux Blend

A Bordeaux Blend is a blended red wine with six varities: Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere.

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  • Grape Composition:70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc
  • Grape Source:Southwest of Saint-Emilion in Bordeaux, France
  • Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Red and Black Cherries, and a Hint of Herbs
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2019
  • Food Pairing Suggestionbraised leg of lamb with rosemary and thyme.

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Recipes.

8 recipes match for this wine.

  • Beef Roast With Winter Fruit This recipe is ideal for the chilly evenings of winter, and matches beautifully with Cabernet Sauvignonred Bordeaux. It makes 12 servings. Get The Recipe
    Barbecued Short Ribs With Asian Marinade This recipe, which serves 6, makes an anything-but-typical companion to red wine blends that are based on the varieties of Bordeaux. If you can't find certain ingredients at your supermarket, track down a Korean market... Get The Recipe
    Lemony Lamb Chops Here's a versatile dish that matches well with red Bordeaux, Merlot, yet also can be enjoyed with white wines because of its lemon-flavored sauce. It makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
    Maytag Bleu T Bone Steaks We decided to tap the Born to Grill cookbook for this amazingly flavorful recipe for the summer. It serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
  • Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
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