Winemaker's Notes: "Brilliant ruby color with some brick notes.The nose has hints of berries, violets and earth. In the mouth, flavors of cassis, black cherry and plum expand within a good, round structure; medium length and plenty of aging potential." Chateau Simard has an enviable address on the sunny southern slopes of Saint-Emilion. Surrounded by the region’s first growth vineyards, Chateau Simard’s vineyard has excellent exposure and predominantly clay soil mixed with sand and gravel. Chateau Simard's classical, refined style can be attributed not only to its fine vineyard location, but also to its traditional winemaking practices and distinctive aging program. The blend each year reflects the vineyard s makeup of Merlot blended with Cabernet Franc. Elegant and balanced upon release, Chateau Simard expresses its deep roots in Bordeaux famous Right Bank."