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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Barton & Guestier Bistro Wine Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Barton & Guestier Bistro Wine Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 91772)

PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

In France, the local bistro is where folks go to relax, socialize, drink wine and dine in a casual, friendly setting. This Cabernet Sauvignon has all the right qualities of a good bistro wine: it is simple, delicious and pairs well with many foods and flavors. In making this wine, low-yield vines are carefully selected and hand-tended with minimal interference, allowing for the natural ripening of the grapes. This careful attention yields a Cabernet Sauvignon that is rich and full-bodied.

This stylish wine shows bright plum and black currant aromas accompanied by distinctive notes of vanilla. Ripe tannins lead to a long, velvety finish. The different soils of the vineyard sources (clay and limestone in Limoux and gravel in the Gard) add complexity and richness to the wine. Enjoy it paired with tomato-based dishes, hearty pastas, grilled beef tenderloin and hard, aged cheeses.

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About Barton & Guestier:

The company's founder, Thomas Barton, left his native Ireland and emigrated to Bordeaux when he was just 30 years old. He was a true adventurer, looking to make his fortune, and founded a shipping company in 1725. The first barrels of wine were naturally exported to Ireland, which, along with Holland, was the biggest market for Bordeaux in the early 18th century. Very quickly, his efforts brought an unbelievable level of prosperity. He was the first shipper to have his own wine estates. By 1747, Thomas Barton was considered Bordeaux’s number one shipper. His loyal clients nicknamed him "French Tom".

His family, his associates and his successors followed his example. In 1802, his grandson, Hugh Barton, teamed up with his friend Daniel Guestier, a French shipowner, to create Barton & Guestier. Both men's children and grandchildren went into the business, until the mid-20th century. Today, a dedicated team and over a hundred distributors continue to develop the Barton & Guestier brand worldwide. Barton & Guestier wines are widely recognized throughout the world as wines of excellent quality and tremendous value. The list of wines has also grown to include a broad range of classics from the greatest wine regions of France.