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Lyeth Merlot L de Lyeth 2004

Member Review by ragegirrl:

I found out about this wine by a chance tasting at a friend's house. I am not usually taken by heavy californian full-frontals, but L de Lyeth was suffiently balance that it got my attention. It's smooth, not overpowering but will take on any strong food flavours. One of my current favourites.

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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: ragegirrl
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05/26/2009

I found out about this wine by a chance tasting at a friend's house. I am not usually taken by heavy californian full-frontals, but L de Lyeth was suffiently balance that it got my attention. It's smooth, not overpowering but will take on any strong food flavours. One of my current favourites.




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