Bank On It: The Best of Bordeaux

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Is there anything more classic than Bordeaux? Button-up and laid-down or fruit-forward, young, and punchy—these wines are always a welcomed addition to the dinner table.

Season’s trends say broad shoulders are in style with these incredible picks from our staff.

Crémant de Bordeaux, Brut Zéro, Château Sicot $24.96

A beautiful sparkling wine from the land of dry reds. Crémant de Bordeaux is made in the Champagne method, which gives this wine a rich texture and nuanced, floral nose and a crisp, dry finish. – Josh Mizrahi, Sales Manager

2014 Château Falfas “Cuvée Le Chevalier” $00.96

Château Falfas is an historic estate in the Côtes de Bourg. This magnum of Bordeaux comes their cherished old vines and is aged in new barrique for 2 years before bottling. It can be aged for another 10 to 20 years. – Lorena Ascencios, Wine Buyer

2007 Château Pontet-Canet, Pauillac $00.96

Château Pontet-Canet’s entire growing and winemaking practices were changed during this decade. This is an example of a delicious Bordeaux that has seen a decade of bottle age and is drinking well today. – Lorena Ascencios, Wine Buyer

2010 Château Le Moulin, Pomerol $00.96

Château Le Moulin is a small, 3 hectare property on the Right Bank of Bordeaux. This Pomerol drinks bests after a good 5 to 10 years of age, making it ideal at the moment. – Lorena Ascencios, Wine Buyer

2018 Château Auney l’Hermitage Blanc, Graves $00.96

A white Bordeaux from the Graves appellation that’s hand-harvested. After fermentation, it is aged in 4,000 liter barrels for 9 months resulting in a textured, full-bodied Bordeaux Blanc with a dry finish. – Lorena Ascencios, Wine Buyer

2017 Château d’Yquem “Y,” Bordeaux Blanc $00.96

This is Château d’Yquem’s dry white wine, Ygrec (“e-greck”), which is based mostly on Sauvignon Blanc. The grape provides great acidity with the aromatic Sémillon adding unctuous texture. Barrel aged, it’s showy on the palate yet dry and sophisticated. – Lorena Ascencios, Wine Buyer