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2017 La Croix d'Argent Bordeaux, France

2017 La Croix d'Argent Bordeaux, France Zoom

This nicely extracted wine showcases notes of cherry, blackberry, plum, clay and pencil lead.

Varietal: Bordeaux Blend Vintage: 2017
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About This Wine

The 2017 growing season was quite unusual in Bordeaux.

A frost that hit at an inopportune time resulted in a significantly lower output from the grapevines, which naturally led to less production at the wine estates. Yet among those estates that were able to bring in a sufficient amount of fruit, the resulting wines have really good extraction — which bodes well for the vintage, if not the quantities that will be available.

As a delicious example, we offer the 2017 La Croix d’Argent, a Merlot-based cuvee of moderate ripeness that shows a touch of sweetness as it enters the mouth, with a nice savory note in the mid-palate. Among the early releases of 2017-vintage Bordeaux reds, this is certainly among the best.

The wines of Bordeaux are always special, and the 2017 La Croix d'Argent demonstrates that even an ill-timed frost can’t prevent the appellation’s talented vintners from crafting world-class 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:A Merlot-Based Cuvee
  • Grape Source:Bordeaux Appellation of France
  • Aromas & Flavors:Cherry, Blackberry, Plum and Hints of Clay and Pencil Lead
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2020
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:French onion soup with cheesy gratin.

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8 recipes match for this wine.

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
  • 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
    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
    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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