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Bordeaux Wine France

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One of the most important wine regions of the world, Bordeaux is a powerhouse producer of wines of all colors, sweetness levels, and price points. Separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a coastal pine forest, this relatively flat region has a mild maritime climate, marked by cool wet winters and warm summers. Annual weather differences create significant vintage variations, making Bordeaux an exciting region to follow.

The Gironde estuary, a defining feature of Bordeaux, separates most of the region into the Left Bank and the Right Bank. Farther inland, where the Gironde splits into the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, the bucolic, rolling hills of the area in between, called Entre-Deux-Mers, is a source of great quality, approachable reds and whites.

The Left Bank, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, contains the Médoc, Graves, and Sauternes, as well as the region’s most famous chateaux. Merlot is important here as the perfect blending grape for Cabernet Sauvignon adding plush fruit and softening Cabernet's sometimes hefty tannins. Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec may also be used in the Left Bank blends.

Merlot is the principal variety of the Right Bank; Cabernet Franc adds structure and complexity to Merlot, creating wines that are concentrated, supple, and more imminently ready for drinking, compared with their Left Bank counterparts. Key appellations of the Right Bank include St. Emilion and Pomerol.

Dry and sweet white wines are produced throughout the region from Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, and sometimes Muscadelle or Sauvignon Gris. Some of the finest dry whites can be found in the the Graves sub-appellation of Pessac-Léognan, while Sauternes is undisputedly the gold standard for sweet wines. Small amounts of rosé and sparkling wine are made in Bordeaux as well.

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  • Chateau La Conseillante  1990 Front Label
    Chateau La Conseillante 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion  1990 Front Label
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  • Chateau Leoville Poyferre  1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion (stained label - torn capsule) 1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild  1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1990 Front Label
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  • Chateau Latour  1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lynch-Bages  1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1990 Front Label
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  • Chateau Montrose (bin-soiled label) 1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  1990 Front Bottle Shot
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou  1990 Front Label
    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Barton  1990  Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Cheval Blanc  1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Palmer  1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau de Pez  1990 Front Label
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1990 Front Label
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    • Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (stained label) 1990  Front Label
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    • Chateau Gloria  1990 Front Bottle Shot
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      • Chateau Rauzan-Segla  1990  Front Label
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        Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Montrose  1990  Front Label
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          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1990 Front Label
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