Drink 2008 Lyeth Meritage

2008 Lyeth Meritage


Relevant Links:
2008 Lyeth Meritage, USA, California, Sonoma County (CellarTracker.com)
Lyeth Meritage (Lyeth Website)

20111005:
[20111214]
I wrote: "Grape smell. The taste is bad. To me something like sour grapes. Lyeth Meritage 2008 Sonoma County. 13.5% ABV." 4:43 pm


CellarTracker.com Information:
Vintage 2008
Type Red
Producer Lyeth (web)
Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
Designation Meritage
Vineyard n/a
Country USA
Region California
SubRegion Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma County
UPC Code 017151933026

Website Information:
Lyeth Meritage
This wine’s blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot contributes to its unique flavor.

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Lyeth Meritage

Over 25 years later, we are still dedicated to Chip’s vision of making unique blends. In this spirit, Winemaker Bill Arbios has created this exciting blend of Bordeaux varietals from carefully selected vineyards from the most esteemed corners of the Sonoma Coast. This wine’s blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot contributes to its unique flavor. Deep in color, this wine is rich with aromas of dense purple fruits, brambly, blueberry and boysenberry, with notes of leather, tobacco, dark chocolate and cedar. Flavors of fresh strawberries and boysenberries are lush and pronounced on the palate, followed by hints of roasted coffee and maple. This is a big wine that is well-structured and has a long finish. Excellent when served with rich and robust foods, such as bold cheeses and game.

Tasting Notes
Location: Sonoma County
Varietal(s): A blend of the classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot
Nose: This wine is rich with aromas of dense purple fruits, brambly, blueberry and boysenberry, with notes of leather, tobacco, dark chocolate and cedar.
Palate: 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.
Food Pairing: Excellent when served with rich and robust foods, such as bold cheeses and game.
Sizes Available: 750ml
UPC Code: 0 17151 93302

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Tech Sheet
A long tradition…
In 1981, Lyeth Estate was founded
in Sonoma County by Chip Lyeth.
After having traveled through
Bordeaux in the late 1970s, Chip
came to believe what the Bordelais
had known for centuries: that
through blending, you could create a
beautiful, distinctive wine, with
unique characteristics often very
different from the varietals from
which it is created. To craft these
wines, he brought on his close
friend, Bill Arbios.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2009
Appellation: Sonoma County
Alcohol: 13.9%
PH: 3.81
Titratable Acidity: 6.3 g/L
Production: 2,663 cases
Suggested Retail Price: $15.99

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