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Harvested from 123 acres in the St. Estephe AVA, the wines of Chateau Calon-Segur have a great track record for aging. A high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon helps produce a rich, structured, concentrated wine, with plenty of sweet, dark berry fruit and an often wild, spicy-woodsy tone. Look to the 2009 vintage, a blend of 92% Cabernet and 8% Merlot, as an outstanding example of these characteristics. Chateau Calon-Segur makes about 20,000 cases per year of the eponymous Grand Vin as well as a second wine, Marquis de Calon.