Once again we attended the 'Bordeaux Under One Roof'' tasting now in its sixth year in Los Angeles. The quality of Bordeaux Chateau wines and high prices are often linked but this event is designed to demonstrate that this is not the case.
For at this event one hundred eleven wineries from both left and right bank of the Gironde River showed affordable wines that ranged in price from $10 to $55.
The event was well organized and took place at Hudson Loft in downtown Los Angeles conducted by the Bordeaux Wine Council.
For the media representative like this Writer with so many importers and wineries present it is only possible to single out a few for special attention.
We started by meeting Virginie Leveque, sales manager of Wine Book which represents six Chateau wineries all producing red wines. All from different districts, Chateau Larrivaux from Haut-Medoc, Chateau La Bessane of Margaux and Chateau Lafon-Rochet from Saint-Estephe to name a few.
Barton & Guestier wines have been an acquaintance of this writer for decades so we moved to that booth and chatted with Lara Sterling and tasted Chateau Magnol 2013 blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
We also met with Roberto Cardella who represents Golden State Wine Co. and tasted four excellent chateau wines all ranged between $10 and $20.
It proved to be a busy afternoon.