2005 Chateau Saint-Andre Corbin St-Georges-St-Emilion
Tastes like: Blueberry. Good acidity, but softens with aeration.
Drink this with: Beef burgundy or stroganoff.
Duffy says: “Summertime in wine country reminds me of the movie Sideways, in which one of the main characters, Miles, angrily protests having to drink Merlot, but eventually uncorks a bottle of expensive French Bordeaux, which happens to be… mostly Merlot! Still, Bordeauxs are among the most sought-after wines in the world — and the prices often show it. My pick is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, and at just $20, it’s a great value.”
Heading to a wine region? Find out which vintages, such as 2005 in Bordeaux, are highly regarded. Some of these wines sell for thousands, but you can often find great wines from lesser-known wineries for a fraction of the price.