Speaking of wines under $15, I would be remiss if I did not mention this exceptional value-priced Bordeaux I tried this evening. Côtes de Castillon is one of many appellations east of St-Emilion which share similarities to it at a fraction of the price. This wine brings it with both classic Bordeaux aromas and an exceptionally balanced palate. Purchased from Fremont Wine Warehouse in Seattle at 36th and Fremont Avenue North. I might add that this store has an exceptional Washington wine selection with all wines priced at $25 and under.







Chateau Puy Arnaud Cotes de Castillon Maurize 2004

A quintesenntial Bordeaux nose with earth, black pepper, wood, and black cherry. Bright with a fair amount of fruit on the taste for a French wine. Still dry and beautifully balanced on the palate. An exceptional wine for the money. 13.5% alcohol.