Chateau Pontoise Cabarrus Haut Medoc Hauts de Plaisance 2012
From the Haut-Medoc sub zone of the Bordeaux region in the west of France. Gravel soils and rises in aspect reflect similar conditions as classified growths of Pauillac and Saint-Estephe. The vineyards of Chateau Pontoise Cabarrus stretch out over the gravel along the Gironde, and limestone to the west. The fruit comes from a mix of younger and older vines, between 10-30 years-old, and made to be more fruit driven and approachable at a younger age. The resulting blend is 70% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot.