Chateau La Grange Clinet 2014 Grande Reserve, Cotes de Bordeaux
Once part of a much larger Bordeaux estate in the 18th century, the vineyards of La Grange Clinet now surround a nature preserve. All the farming is sustainable and only organic fertilizers are used. Situated on the right bank of the Garonne river on gentle hills the 70 acres of mature vines grow Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. For this 2014 the blend is 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc aged 12 months in French oak barrels. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored the 2014 94 points saying "With vines situated on the slopes above the Garonne River, this Terra Vitis bottling is rich and spicy, full of blackberry fruits and still young acidity. Sixty percent Merlot gives it its smooth character although it is the Cabernet Franc that adds its subtle perfumes. The wine will need time and should be ready to drink from 2020." Best of all the price is a steal!