What we want in a Bordeaux is enough backbone to stand up to meat and yet a contrasting smoothness to make it a pleasure to drink. That combination often costs a fortune. That’s why we’re excited about Chateau Saint-Sulpice, at around $20 a bottle. The vineyard is a 100-acre property in the heart of France’s Bordeaux region, a little south of St.-Emilion. What gives this wine its softness? It has about 70 percent Merlot grapes. the structure comes from the Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and the Cab Franc (10%).
Call ahead to your wine store for it and be sure to tell them the distributor is Frederick Wildman. They should have it to you within 24 hours.