Chateau Liversan Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois, $12.99

The good news for us here at the Wine Shop is that the Chinese economy has finally calmed down enough to let some great Bordeaux wines make it back to our shelves. Out of the plethora of Bordeaux we've recently received, this one from Chateau Liversan is my current favorite. Left Bank, but more Merlot than Cabernet (50 percent Merlot, 49 percent Cab, 1 percent Cabernet Franc) this wine shows that classic Bordeaux dark cherry fruit with a bit of fresh cigar and a wet sidewalk minerali-ty that sneaks up on you in the finish. Great with a hearty stew, venison, or a venison stew.