MISSION NOTES: The aptly-named Graves region of Bordeaux, known for its gravel-rich soils and home to such prestigious châteaux as Haut-Brion and Domaine de la Chevalier, is also home to some of the best values in all of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. With sustainably-cultivated vineyards and a hands-off winemaking approach, the richness of fruit present in the 2018 Landiras is everything you want from an everyday bottle of Bordeaux for a price that is very nice. Pair this with burgers or a steak on a lovely Spring evening.
95 POINTS: DECANTER - Grand generosity, showcasing deep, vigorous dark forest fruit and an appetizing, blackcurrant freshness within juicy and fabulously-integrated tannins. Lovely, boisterous and rich in fruit. Bravo!