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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Chateau Marsac Seguineau  2009
Chateau Marsac Seguineau 2009
(search item no. 113663)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $24.99

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Chateau Les Trois Croix Fronsac 2008
Chateau Les Trois Croix Fronsac 2008
(search item no. 109645)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Chateau Les Trois Croix, the privately owned estate of the Patrick Leon Family is located on Fronsac's highest hill, close to Saint-Emilion & Pomerol. The chalk and clay soil provides the perfect environment for the grape varieties which produce this outstanding wine. Les Trois Croix is named after the three crosses on the pilgrimage site of a nearby 12th century church. Berfore retiring to assist his son Bertrand, Patrick Leon worked as wine master at such celebrated firms & wineries as Alexis Lichine, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Opus One and Almaviva.

Good balance and ripe fruit freshness in the mouth, with good tannins that are noticeable but round and creamy. A great, classic Bordeaux Vintage.

Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

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About Chateau Les Trois Croix:

Chateau Les Trois Croix is translated from French to mean "Three Crosses" for "three children". Patrick Leon and his wife dreamed of owning their own family winery one day. 1712 is carved in stone in the winery and reflects the age and seniority of the vineyard.

Located 86 meters above sea level on the limestone plateau, the vineyard offers a magnificent view over the hills, valleys and mounds typical "of this count... this Fronsac" Tuscan girondine "if endearing." The plateau of clay composed of "molasses of Fronsac" relies on large limestone rock outcropping that of the surface. These are ideal conditions for Merlot, the grape king supplemented by Cabernet Franc up to 20%, which the Fronsac region is known for producing.