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Lancaster Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Alexander Valley Sophias Hillside Cuvée 2006

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Dark red with a medium rose red rim. Aromas of chocolate, allspice and black raspberry emerge, supported by violet and lavender undertones. Fruit driven with moderate tannins and serious backbone, this offers fine length and excellent concentration. ... Alex Lallos. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Lancaster Estate Sophia's Hillside Cuvee 750ml

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Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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Lancaster Estate:
Lancaster Estate remains true to the founding vision of Proprietor Ted Simpkins. We are a family owned winery, dedicated to crafting wines that are Estate grown, bottled, and produced. In 1995, we purchased the former Maacama Creek Winery and its surrounding vineyard and gave the Estate our family name, “Lancaster.” We were attracted to the site’s abundant hillsides, knowing that their diverse... Read more
Lancaster Estate remains true to the founding vision of Proprietor Ted Simpkins. We are a family owned winery, dedicated to crafting wines that are Estate grown, bottled, and produced. In 1995, we purchased the former Maacama Creek Winery and its surrounding vineyard and gave the Estate our family name, “Lancaster.” We were attracted to the site’s abundant hillsides, knowing that their diverse elevations, aspects and slopes would provide a wide range of micro-climates from which we could produce wines of intensity and concentrated varietal character. We craft Estate grown, bottled and produced wines that honor and reflect their origins. Our commitment to cultivating our land’s expression through an integrated approach to winegrowing ensures that our wines consistently retain a definitive richness of character. As a result, we produce wines which are singularly identifiable as Lancaster Estate. The Estate is located at the southernmost tip of Alexander Valley, and includes 53 hillside acres of vineyard surrounding the winery. Situated near the confluence of the Knights Valley and Chalk Hill appellations, this location offers a great diversity of soils and micro-climates and the optimum growing conditions for Bordeaux varieties. Our Estate is uniquely blessed with warm days and cool nights, and a longer growing season than other Cabernet-driven appellations. As a result, our wines express their rich, ripe flavors with bright vibrancy and balance. The property consists of 24 vineyard blocks that are sub-divided into 27 distinct sub-blocks. The vineyard is planted exclusively to the classic Bordeaux varieties—Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Tasting Room Tastings and Private Tour and Tastings are available, Monday - Saturday by appointment, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. *Beginning Sunday, April 18, we will be open every day through November. We recommend advance notice as space is very limited. Please note, we cannot accommodate groups larger than 6 people without prior notice. Read less

External Reviews for Lancaster Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Alexander Valley Sophias Hillside Cuvée

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/29/2011

Dark red with a medium rose red rim. Aromas of chocolate, allspice and black raspberry emerge, supported by violet and lavender undertones. Fruit driven with moderate tannins and serious backbone, this offers fine length and excellent concentration. ... Alex Lallos. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Lancaster Estate Sophia's Hillside Cuvee 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/16/2011

A beautiful Bordeaux blend, brimming with blackberries, cherries, currants, mocha, herbs and smoky oak. It's dry and softly impressive now, and the tannic structure suggests further aging for a few years. S.H. Wine Enthusiast. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Lancaster Estate Sophia's Hillside Cuvee 750ml



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