Château Ballan-Larquette Red Bordeaux Blend Bordeaux Contrôlée 2008
Familial single estate, Bordeaux area. 42 hectares - 22000 annual cases. Award winning fruity wines. Distributed in CA (bevmo.com) and TX (specsonline.com) Products : Bordeaux, Bordeaux superieur, Dry white Bordeaux, Entre-Deux-Mers, Rose, Clairet
I'd say a very nice value, good acid and bright fruit. Lighter bodied style with sav blanc the predominant variety. Think very light fish dishes, freshwater over ocean (trout would work well!). Fruit would also pair well. But for $10 it's a steal. Might age well for 1 to 2 years. This would also be a very nice "lawn mowing wine", he mows, she drinks! I'm the "he". Enjoy and visit Livermore, CA for great wines!
Dry, refreshing, not fruity. Similar strength to a Vernaccia. Purchased July 2010. $14.99 BM