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Sep
02

2007 Guenoc Victorian Claret N. Coast, CA – Episode 83

By Patrick

So what is a Claret? A Claret is a fancy name to describe a wine made with Bordeaux varietals of grapes. For Example:Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Carmenere and Malbec- The name Claret originally came from England to describe the color of the wine from Bordeaux which many moons ago was a much lighter colored wine than it is today. Well as it turns out Claret is a word that other winemakers can use on their bottles of wine while the word Bordeaux can not be- Also as a side note Bordeaux is not a grape rather it is a wine made in Bordeaux and most Bordeaux wines are a blend of the various grapes listed above.

Anyway this little Claret is from Guenoc and comes from California, the winery is North of Napa. What grapes are in this wine- I have no idea the bottle and the website give no details.

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