2011 Château Fontana Bordeaux
Gensac, Bordeaux *Exclusive Import
Our Fastest Sell-Out QPR Bordeaux
90 Insider Points
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After selling out in record speed, this is more of of one of our most popular exclusive import Bordeaux wines. From Fronsac to Pauillac, Bordeaux is synonymous with stunning terroir, and the 2011 Château Fontana is an easy-to-drink, fruit-driven representation of that land. Grown in clay and limestone soil of the Gensac region of Bordeaux, it comes with the added bonus of being about a hundredth the cost of some of its priciest neighbors.
Made from mostly Merlot (due to the fact that it handles the terroir best, thriving where certain grapes may not) and rounded out with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it's the kind of wine that, when tasted on-site with the winemaker, had our Sourcing Team practically asking to take the caseload home.
Featuring ripe red fruit with a bold and spice-driven nose and palate, this defines easy drinking to a T, while still maintaining the integrity of a good Bordeaux. For best results, enjoy with a good meal and great friends.
Inside Fact: The AOC wasn't put in place until 1935, after phylloxera and two wars threatened the survival of the French wine industry altogether.
What the heck! For this kind of money, you won't find Lafite in the bottle. But you will find an easy-drinking, delicious, straightforward bottle of red wine from Bordeaux. Deeply colored, juicy, nice and spicy, with some good peppery notes and sweet wood. Wherever it comes from, this is a good bottle of red wine. -PM
Deeply garnet colored, with juicy red and black fruit, a hint of spice, with some good peppery notes and sweet wood on the finish.
Pair with robust meat dishes especially beef and lamb. Try boeuf Bourguignon or even coq au vin. For cheeses: Camembert, Brie and Roquefort are regarded as good mates for Bordeaux because the strong cheese balances the tannins in the wine.
Beginning June 12, 2013, we're offering the most innovative warm weather shipping program. Every bottle is handled with impeccable care; from our temperature-controlled warehouse, leading-edge packaging and refrigerated trucking solutions, the end result is wine delivered in pristine condition; all with our palate guarantee.
We will ship wines via FedEx refrigerated ground service; however, there is a small surcharge that offsets a fraction of the additional cost.
Please note that we do our very best to get shipments out each week, but only ship once per week (on Thursday) for arrival into our east coast facility. Orders must be submitted before Sunday midnight Pacific Standard Time to be eligible for shipping out the following Thursday. Orders that don’t make the cut-off will remain safely in our temperature-controlled warehouse until the following week.
All refrigerated ground orders will be delivered the following Tuesday with your wine safely stored in a temperature controlled environment until the morning of delivery.
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invino cannot ship to the following states:
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
ESSENTIAL: Someone over the age of 21 MUST be able to sign for the shipment on the FIRST DELIVERY ATTEMPT
to ensure pristine condition of the travelling wine — for your convenience, we encourage you to contact
FedEx, UPS, etc. and have your wine delivered to the nearest carrier hub where they'll
hold your wine for up to 5 days free of charge. Fedex shipments can also be delivered
to and held at any Fedex Kinkos location. UPS Stores charge $5 to hold shipment. Unfortunately,
if the first delivery attempt is not successful, invino bears no responsibility for the condition of the
shipment — but our primary goal is to deliver your wine in
perfect condition from our headquarters to your door.
Shipping to various States
Due to various state laws, some retailers are restricted from shipping wine directly to some states.
With state laws ever-changing, we recommend checking back frequently
to check with us for states shipping status. We currently do not ship outside of the U.S.,
to U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico, or to Military and A.P.O. addresses.
If you elect to ship to a state where we do not currently ship, you will promptly
receive a refund and your order will not be shipped.
States with zip code restrictions on wine shipments
States with additional regulations
Local laws prevent us from shipping to certain zip codes in Florida and Idaho.
Connecticut: State regulations prohibit wine and food from
being shipped in the same package. Gifts & Baskets ordered that include both food and
wine will be sent in two separate packages.
New York: State regulations prohibit wine and food
from being shipped in the same package. Gifts & Baskets ordered that include both
food and wine will be sent in two separate packages.
Texas: State law prohibits us from shipping wines containing more than 16% alcohol.
invino charges a flat $12.99 ground shipping fee for each order that is
placed through eBay. That's right, whether you order 1 or 100 bottles your entire order ships
for a flat fee of $12.99 for ground shipping. There may be a state handling fee added to the
order for delivery to certain states.
We fulfill each order as quickly as possible, usually within one business day.
Transit times vary by carrier and are delayed in certain states as a third party is necessary
to clear the shipments into those states. If for any reason you need to attempt to cancel your
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If you refuse a shipment you will be charged initial shipping fees, a restocking fee,
and the refund process may take up to three weeks.
Returns for refund will be processed less the actual shipping and handling charges,
and return shipping and handling charges.
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We will do our best to have an answer or proposed solution to the problem within 1 business day.
Merchandise Damaged in Shipping
It is unusual to receive a damaged product from invino. However,
in the event you do experience a problem with a shipment, please contact us within 60 days of your purchase date.
At our discretion we may offer a replacement, a discount, or a refund.
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Sales tax is currently applied only to shipments made in California.
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