2015 Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux (Pillebois, Chateau)
Chateau Pillebois, Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France 201575% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc BLACK PLUM, CHOCOLATEY FINESSE & SILKY TANNIN, SUMPTUOUS TOAST Castillon, often thought of as being a kind of fifth satellite of Saint-Emilion (along with Lussac, Montagne, Saint-Georges, and Puisseguin), is home to some of Bordeaux's most extraordinary and reliable values. While Saint-Emilion’s name is appended here as it is with the other aforementioned regions, this wine speaks volumes (metaphorically much more than 750 ml) to the tremendous quality that’s to be found here – classical and resplendently expressive. Serving Suggestion: Grilled bison burger w/ bacon, leafy greens, blue cheese, & pickled jalapeño relish. Thick, wintry baked potato soup w/ black pepper, smoked mushrooms, cauliflower, & broccoli.