Are we drinking Merlot? Yes, we are... 😁


2018 Chateau du Fort Pontus

Release Price: $30.00 
SALE Price: $14.99 (net)

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It's hard to believe that the movie Sideways came out nearly 20 years ago, but 'tis true.

No one movie did more to shift wine drinking habits than Sideways. Up until 2004 Merlot was one of the Kings of the Castle in the wine world...and while some of the worlds most expensive wines are still 100% Merlot (we're looking at you Chateau Petrus), some people never came back into the fold.

That is actually good news for wine lovers. Great merlot wines can now be had for a song, and Chateau du Fort Pontus is one of them.

So what's the deal?

Fronsac is a Bordeaux satellite, not the kind that whirrs around in the sky, but more like a suburb. Most Bordeaux drinkers haven’t heard about it but the irony there is that four or five centuries ago, Bordeaux wasn’t so much a wine as it was a port where wines were shipped from and labeled as such. Many of those wines were from satellite areas like Fronsac, which have been producing wines for longer than from famed places Pauillac, which was swamp until it was drained by Dutch engineers a half millennia ago. The Chateau itself is an imposing edifice that once stood sentinel over this part of France. Merlot is key in these areas, giving a generous and round wine that is ideal for blending, sometimes with a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. But this tasty Fronsac is 100% Merlot!

You'll find the avg Vivino price of north of $40 per bottle (HERE), and places around the world selling it "on sale" for north of US $30 (HERE). Here at winestore. though? You can take this gem home for $14.99. How is that possible? That's how we roll.

So tonight let's not be like Miles from Sideways, and instead embrace delicious wine no matter the grape varietal 😂

I know what I'm drinking tonight!!

Image of - And if they wanna drink merlot, we're drinking merlot. - Oh, no.

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