2016 Kalinda Médoc Bordeaux Red

SKU #1424892

Our Kalinda private label hooks you up with awesome wine at a fraction of what you'd otherwise pay for this exact same wine under its normal label. A great value here—just in for the holidays and the holiday parties. Spicy, lively, vibrant wine. Decant it for an hour and enjoy.

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/13/2020 | Send Email
Fine floral notes, along with raspberries, and cassis, framed by ripe tannins. It's got an easy appeal to it, that will be a perfect pairing for whatever you have for dinner tonight.

By: Mandana Tourani | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/6/2020 | Send Email
kalinda does it again! another wonderful offering from Kalind and this time is from Bordeaux. The blend is 60% Cabernet, 35% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. beautiful bright fruit, great acidity and it is elegant. It seems to be such a great addition to many different dishes, steak or Pizza, pick what you want and enjoy the wine.

By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/19/2019 | Send Email
Kalinda knocks it out of the park with its very first Médoc offering. The price-to-quality ratio is in line with other Kalinda wines, that is, stellar. This one comes from a Chateau in the northern Medoc, and is made from about 60% Cabernet, 35% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. It has bright berry fruit and baking spice aromas on the nose, with an added savory presence on the palate. The tannins are firm and well-balanced by subtle acidity. Have this with a hearty steak dish, pizza, pastas, mushrooms, even a well roasted chicken.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


Alcohol Content (%): 13