Backyard Bordeaux

Chateau Frontenac 2014

Illustration by SARAH HANSEL

There’s nothing like finding a good Bordeaux in the wine aisle at Grocery Outlet, and this week I found a doozy. A blend of 40 percent merlot, 35 percent cabernet sauvignon and 25 percent cabernet franc, the Chateau Frontenac 2014 ($6) surprises with its affordability and laid-back style. This claret brings aromas of dark fruit and black pepper. Flavors of almost-ripe blackberry and black cherry overlay medium tannins. No need to fuss over this one—just grip it and rip it while grilling up some Berkshire pork chops with asparagus and seasoned potatoes. 1700 Capitol Avenue,