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 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. – Description from karaallen

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Lyeth Meritage 2013

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    Pretty purplemore blue than redcolor in the glass. Not the worlds greatest nosemay need a bit of air to blow off sulfur funk--also, some astringency. Lots of red fruit on the tip of the tongue, but, then, I get sturdy tannin and acid that gives wherewithal to this wine. Certainly, the lack of complexity prevents me from describing this a grea... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


  • Hey everyone, what are some of your favorite 'everyday' or M-F types of wines to accompany a regular dinner?  I personally have enjoyed the Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, and I usually pick it up from Total Wines out here in Virginia.  This is one of those fruit-forward cabs that isn't too complex for me to appreciate, and it usually cost... Read More

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  • Lyeth L de Lyeth Meritage 2011

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    Dark red with hints of purple. Held nicely in the fridge. Characteristic of a meritage, good blend, not overly acidic/heavy oak. Can pick up that Sonoma earth in here. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Lyeth Meritage 1997

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    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 mel... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Lyeth L de Lyeth Meritage 2006

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    Showing age on the nose. Truffle notes, forest floor, some cola, dried flowers, leaves and red fruits. On the palate, retains fair structure. Dusty red berry fruit with hints of pepper. Relaxed tannin and nicely balanced acid. Starting to weaken a bit though, short finish. Still tasty, but a tad watered down, so drink now. 84 pts Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Fleur de Lyeth Red Blend 2010

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    Had with tara night before tristans grad. Enjoyed. Read More

    Wine review by Tammiea


  • Lyeth L de Lyeth Meritage 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by luvogt


  • Lyeth Cabernet 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Lyeth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon L de Lyeth 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by MONSTER1


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