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Lyeth Meritage 1997

Member Review by EMark:

Slight brownish tint around the edge makes me a bit fearful of oxidation. Nose is a bit sour. So, now I'm getting a bit scared. OK, on the palate, things are fine. A bit more fruit on the front of the tongue than I like to see--a sweetish thing with some hints of cherryor other berries. I'll attribute that to the Merlot component. Very mellow through the rest of the palate. No tannin to speak of. A fairly short finish, but pleasing. Not a terribly complex wine, but a winner tonight.

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Lyeth Estate:
Established by Chip Lyeth in 1981, Lyeth was one of the first wineries in California to pursue the unique complexity and composition achieved by the marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon with the other major Bordeaux varieties, now known as the Meritage style. The term "Meritage" (prounouced like "heritage") is a combination of the words "merit" and "heritage". Lyeth became a founding member of the Me... Read more
Established by Chip Lyeth in 1981, Lyeth was one of the first wineries in California to pursue the unique complexity and composition achieved by the marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon with the other major Bordeaux varieties, now known as the Meritage style. The term "Meritage" (prounouced like "heritage") is a combination of the words "merit" and "heritage". Lyeth became a founding member of the Meritage Association in1988, which created the Meritage concept as a means of identifying blends produced in the Bordeaux style. Today it continues the tradition of blending family and tradition in its wines, winning praise from critics and consumers worldwide. Read less

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Snooth User: EMark
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4.00 5
06/08/2013

Slight brownish tint around the edge makes me a bit fearful of oxidation. Nose is a bit sour. So, now I'm getting a bit scared. OK, on the palate, things are fine. A bit more fruit on the front of the tongue than I like to see--a sweetish thing with some hints of cherryor other berries. I'll attribute that to the Merlot component. Very mellow through the rest of the palate. No tannin to speak of. A fairly short finish, but pleasing. Not a terribly complex wine, but a winner tonight.



Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.2%

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