Lyeth L de Lyeth Meritage 2007
Winemaker Bill Arbios has created this exciting blend of Bordeaux varietals from carefully selected vineyards from the most esteemed corners of Sonoma County. This wine’s blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot contributes to its unique flavor. Complex flavors of bing cherry and spice dominate the palate and are combined with hints of blackberry and a slight earthy component. This blend of flavors exhibits a good balance between acids and tannins that end with very smooth finish. Excellent when served with rich and robust foods, such as bold cheeses and game.
Editorial Reviews for Lyeth L de Lyeth Meritage
A good value for those looking for a more restrained, elegant Meritage blend. Very expressive on the nose with red currant fruit, vanilla, smoke, soil, and lightly herbaceous tomato leaf tones. There’s some backing wood spice here, but it’s well integrated and lends this quite the Bordelaise tone. Easy on entry then firming up some in the mouth. This is restrained and elegant with red and black raspberry fruit, accented with spicy oak tones and gentle suggestions of slightly medicinal herbs. The finish is bright and moderately long, with tannins that are slightly drying today but enough fruit balance them out nicely. Develops lovely complexity in the mouth and good aromatics on the finish. A subtle wine for the near term. 89pts
Liked this better than the sterling. Which I thought would be impossible!
External Reviews for Lyeth L de Lyeth Meritage
Offers hints of blackberry, raspberry and plum on the nose, with complex flavors of oak and plum that dominate on the very smooth, rich finish.
Layer upon layer of luxurious, mouth-coating flavors are exposed with every sip; your tongue will never believe you when you tell it this bottle cost you less than $15! Echoing some of the best red Bordeaux, this California Meritage (rhymes with "heritage") is a Cabernet-based blend with the elegance and structure of a much more expensive wine. Lush and loaded with tobacco, spicebox, black currant and mocha, with a rich, velevety mouthfeel that warms you from head to toe. Beautiful table wine - serve with just about everything!
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